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Paradais (Paperback)

By Melchor, Fernanda
Translated by Hughes, Sophie

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Inside a luxury housing complex, two misfit teenagers sneak around and get drunk. Franco Andrade, lonely, overweight, and addicted to porn, obsessively fantasizes about seducing his neighbor - an attractive married woman and mother - while Polo dreams about quitting his gruelling... job as a gardener within the gated community and fleeing his overbearing mother and their narco-controlled village. Each facing the impossibility of getting what he thinks he deserves, Franco and Polo hatch a mindless and macabre scheme. Written in a chilling torrent of prose by one of our most thrilling new writers, Paradais explores the explosive fragility of Mexican society - with its racist, classist, hyperviolent tendencies - and how the myths, desires, and hardships of teenagers can tear life apart at the seams.
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ISBN 9781913097875
Publisher Fitzcarraldo Editions
Format Paperback
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Language English (translated from: Spanish)
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781913097875
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Fitzcarraldo Editions
Imprint Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Language English
Translated from Spanish
Author(s) By Melchor, Fernanda
Translated by Hughes, Sophie
Category Award Winning
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 125mm
Height: 197mm
Dewey Code 863.7
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mexico - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade