Fiebre tropical : a novel / by Juliana Delgado Lopera.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First Feminist Press edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In this novel told in Spanglish, fifteen-year-old Francisca is uprooted from her life in Bogotá, Colombia, and moves with her family to Miami, Florida, where she is ushered into an evangelical church and falls in love with the pastor's daughter" -- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      In English and Spanish.
    • ISBN:
      9781936932757
      193693275X
    • Accession Number:
      2019018314
    • Accession Number:
      on1129198914
      1129198914
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.on1129198914

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

Tropical fever, indeed! Award-winning Lopera presents a new and uniquely charming voice in this stream-of-consciousness novel. Feisty Francisca is a lonely teenager who flails and rails against the fate that has brought her to the low-rent, ant-infested townhouses of Miami with an obsessed mother, annoying little sister, and demented grandmother, a brutal comedown from her privileged life in Bogotá. The friends she left behind have slowly grown distant and she is forced to attend her mother's evangelist Church of Jesus el Redentor, where she improbably falls in love with Carmen, the pastor's gutsy daughter. As she narrates the story of her desperation and her awakening, Francisca's voice is engaging and lyrical, effortlessly code-switching from English to Spanish in a completely natural way—often within the same sentence. Lopera's internalized tale explores the complications of family, immigration, faith, and taboo love with fresh and compelling directness. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

Tropical fever, indeed! Award-winning Lopera presents a new and uniquely charming voice in this stream-of-consciousness novel. Feisty Francisca is a lonely teenager who flails and rails against the fate that has brought her to the low-rent, ant-infested townhouses of Miami with an obsessed mother, annoying little sister, and demented grandmother, a brutal comedown from her privileged life in Bogotá. The friends she left behind have slowly grown distant and she is forced to attend her mother's evangelist Church of Jesus el Redentor, where she improbably falls in love with Carmen, the pastor's gutsy daughter. As she narrates the story of her desperation and her awakening, Francisca's voice is engaging and lyrical, effortlessly code-switching from English to Spanish in a completely natural way—often within the same sentence. Lopera's internalized tale explores the complications of family, immigration, faith, and taboo love with fresh and compelling directness. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.