**CANCELLED** Fernanda Melchor: Paradais


Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has unfortunately been cancelled. Ticket-holders have been contacted, and we are working to reschedule the event for later in the year. 


Monday 30th May 2022, 6:30pm, £5

Storysmith, 236 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JD

Fernanda Melchor is one of our favourite modern novelists, unafraid and unflinching in her work and rightly lauded as one of Mexico’s greatest living writers – and she’s joining us for a very special event to discuss her new novel Paradais.

Paradais is the second of Fernanda’s novels to be published by Fitzcarraldo Editions – the first, Hurricane Season, was one of our Books Of The Year back in 2020.

Tickets include a glass of wine. Pre-order your copy of Paradais for a special discounted price with your ticket, then collect on the night!



About Fernanda Melchor

Born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982, Fernanda Melchor is widely recognized as one of the most exciting new voices of Mexican literature. Hurricane Season, published in English in 2020, was longlisted for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the International Booker and the International Literature Prize Dublin.

About Paradais

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.

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Location 236 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JD Phone 0117 953 7961 E-mail storysmithbooks@gmail.com Hours Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-6pm | Sunday: 11am-4pm | Monday: closed
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