Join us in person at Mount Pleasant Library on the morning of Wednesday, October 6th at 10:30am to discuss the novel Fiebre Tropical by Juliana Delgado Lopera. Copies of the book are on display and available in the library. There's no need to register -- see you there!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Winner for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction; Winner of the 2021 Ferro-Grumley Literary Award for LGBTQ Fiction; Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction
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.