Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 23/03/2022
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What did I just read?!
I've no idea what this book was. I could very easily give this five stars or one. I love the way Melchor organises her writing, there's barely a page break... READ MORE
Henri at Gower St.


Longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2022 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 - fractured by issues of race, class and violence - and how the myths, desires, and hardships of teenagers can tear life apart at the seams.

  • Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • ISBN: 9781913097875
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Dimensions: 197 x 125 mm

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