Juliana Delgado Lopera

Fiebre Tropical

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Lit by the hormonal neon glow of Miami, this heady, multilingual debut novel follows a Colombian teenager’s coming-of-age and coming out as she plunges headfirst into lust and evangelism.

“Ebullient and assertive. . .. Francisca’s soul stinks up the place beautifully in Fiebre Tropical.” —The New York Times
“Juli Delgado Lopera—remember that name—is an irreverent, shameless and disarming new novelist. They are a merciless satirist in control of a pitch-perfect voice that makes an indisputable case for Spanglish as the perfect vehicle to express what we are really like right now.” —NBC News

“A layered portrait of exile, sexual awakening, and family bonds.” —The Millions

Fiebre Tropical crackles and hums like neon, embedding contagious energy in the coming-of-age story of Francisca.” —Them

Uprooted from her comfortable life in Bogotá, Colombia, into an ant-infested Miami townhouse, fifteen-year-old Francisca is miserable and friendless in her strange new city. Her alienation grows when her mother is swept up into an evangelical church, replete with Christian salsa, abstinent young dancers, and baptisms for the dead.

But there, Francisca also meets the magnetic Carmen: opinionated and charismatic, head of the youth group, and the pastor’s daughter. As her mother’s mental health deteriorates and her grandmother descends into alcoholism, Francisca falls more and more intensely in love with Carmen. To get closer to her, Francisca turns to Jesus to be saved, even as their relationship hurtles toward a shattering conclusion.
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270 printed pages
Original publication


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    yazarreolahas quoted5 months ago
    With her emo ways Sylvia Plath was teaching me inglés, cachaco, teaching me that you can be brilliant and terribly alone
    Verónica Díazhas quoted6 months ago
    The heat is a stubborn bitch breathing its humid mouth on your every pore, reminding you this hell is inescapable, and in another language
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