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Paradais / Fernanda Melchor ; translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0811231321 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780811231329 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780811231329
  • ISBN: 0811231321
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)

Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Norfolk Library.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Norfolk Library FIC MEL (Text) 36058010300024 Adult New Fiction Checked out 07/14/2022

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