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Summary: "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"--

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  • ISBN: 9780811231329
  • ISBN: 0811231321
  • ISBN: 9780811231336
  • Physical Description: print
    112 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing, 2022.

Contents / Notes

General Note: "Copyright © 2021 Fernanda Melchor. English translation copyright © 2022 Sophie Hughes" -- verso.
Subject: Interpersonal relations Fiction
Neighbors Fiction
Wishes Fiction
Violence Fiction
Equality Fiction
Life change events Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers (Fiction)

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