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Paradais

Paradais

Melchor, Fernanda
Hughes, Sophie

Hardcover

Mystery & ThrillerGeneral Fiction

Publisher Price: $19.95

ISBN10: 0811231321
ISBN13: 9780811231329
Publisher: New Directions
Published: May 10 2022
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.57
Height: 0.63 Width: 5.77 Depth: 8.31
Language: English
Awards: Man Booker International Prize
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 grueling job as a gardener (and general doormat) within the gated community, and fleeing his overbearing mother and their narco-controlled village. Each faced with 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 the most thrilling and critically-acclaimed contemporary writers, Paradise explores the explosive fragility of Mexican society--with its racist, classist, hyper-violent tendancies--and how the myths, desires, and hardships of teenagers can tear life apart at the seams.

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