Fernanda Melchor has once again expanded her limits with Páradais (Random House Literature), a novel of violence in the hands of a teenager fired up by porn and the inability to cope with frustration.
Thus returns the author born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982, after the success
of Hurricane Season,
translated into 15 languages and a finalist for the International Booker Award.
“I wanted to make it short and dizzying.
My story talks about how desire can turn to violence and obsession, in the minds of two disgusting boys who have their own story.
It tries to explore the root causes of why terrible violence against women continues, ”says Melchor.
Visit the What are you reading? Program from a distance, in which the authors recommend books.
Talk about yours and choose:
- The battles in the desert,
by José Emilio Pacheco (Tusquets), first published in 1980.
by Delphine de Vigan (Anagrama, 2019).
- They talk,
by Miriam Toews (Sixth Floor, 2020).
- Small deaths,
by Emma Flint (Malpaso).
- Coronation, the
first novel by José Donoso, published in 1957 (Alfaguara).