Paradais by Melchor, Fernanda
Fernanda Melchor
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Paradais -- Fernanda Melchor, Hardcover


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 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.



Author: Fernanda Melchor
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 05/10/2022
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.57lbs
Size: 8.31h x 5.77w x 0.63d
ISBN: 9780811231329
Award: Man Booker International Prize - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2022
Publishers Weekly 03/07/2022