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Paradais

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Description for Paradais Paperback.
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 ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Fitzcarraldo Editions
Condition
New
Number of Pages
128
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781913097875
SKU
9781913097875
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About Fernanda Melchor
Born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982, Fernanda Melchor is 'one of Mexico's most exciting new voices' (Guardian). Her novel Hurricane Season was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize, longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book.

Reviews for Paradais
'Fernanda Melchor explores violence and inequity in this brutal novel. She does it with dazzling technical prowess, a perfect pitch for orality, and a neurosurgeon's precision for cruelty. Paradais is a short inexorable descent into Hell.' - Mariana Enriquez, author of Things We Lost in the Fire 'Melchor evokes the stories of Flannery O'Connor, or, more recently, ... Read more

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