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Paradise Travel Jorge Franco

Paradise Travel

Jorge Franco

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ISBN : 9780374229771
Hardcover
228 pages
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From one of Colombias leading novelists, a tragicomic story of unrequited love and a view of New York through the wide eyes of an illegal immigrantParadise Travel recounts the adventures of Marlon Cruz, a naive young man from Medellin, Colombia,MoreFrom one of Colombias leading novelists, a tragicomic story of unrequited love and a view of New York through the wide eyes of an illegal immigrantParadise Travel recounts the adventures of Marlon Cruz, a naive young man from Medellin, Colombia, who agrees to accompany the beautiful, ambitious woman he loves to New York. On their first night in Queens, Marlon and Reina lose each other, thus initiating Marlons descent into the underbelly of our country.A leader of the gritty-realist movement known as McOndo, Jorge Franco evokes the follies and pains of unrequited love at the same time that he explores deeper inequalities between North and South America. Moving between lower-middle-class Colombia and immigrant New York (specifically, the Jackson Heights neighborhood seen recently in the movie Maria Full of Grace), Paradise Travel is an exciting work from a rising star, celebrated by Gabriel Garcia Marquez as one of those to whom I should like to pass the torch of Colombian fiction.Praise for Rosario Tijeras:Latin Americas McOndo literary movement drags the butterflies of magical realism into Burger King. With Jorge Francos narco-saga Rosario Tijeras, it may have found its first masterpiece. --Rachel Aviv, Salon