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VIRTUAL: Juli Delgado Lopera in conversation with Daniel Handler / Fiebre Tropical

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Are you still bummed we had to postpone the launch party for Juli Delgado Lopera and their debut novel, Fiebre Tropical? Us too! But be bummed no longer and join us for a virtual event, in conversation with Daniel Handler (Bottle Grove).

We’ll be streaming live on our Facebook page.

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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.


Fiebre Tropical is a literary explosion. In a rollicking, multilingual prose both wise and irreverent, brimming with snark and queer humor, Juliana Delgado Lopera crafts a migration tale we’ve never read and badly need.” – Michelle Tea, author of Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms

“A magnificent novel, by turns electric, hilarious, sexy, thrilling, wrenching, and profound. Pa decirlo clarito: Juliana Delgado Lopera is a writer of explosive talent, and this book is a fierce and radiant contribution, yes, to queer literature, Latinx literature, and immigrant literature, but also to literature, punto.” –Carolina De Robertis, author of Cantoras

“When you drive around town, when you stare out the window, when you wake up in the middle of the night, whether you know it or not, you are waiting for a book like this. Fiebre Tropical is a triumph, and we’re all triumphant in its presence.” – Daniel Handler, author of All the Dirty Parts


photo of Juliana Delgado-LoperaJuli Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer and historian based in San Francisco. They are the author of Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017) and the illustrated, bilingual oral history collection ¡Cuéntamelo! (Aunt Lute Books 2017), which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award. They are the recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary Award, and have received fellowships from the Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The SF Grotto, and an individual artist grant from the SF Arts Commission. Their work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Eleven ElevenFoglifterFour Way ReviewBroadly, and TimeOut Mag, among others. Formerly, they served as the creative director of RADAR Productions, a queer literary nonprofit in San Francisco.

Daniel Handler courtesy of the authorDaniel Handler is the author of the novels We Are PiratesThe Basic EightWatch Your MouthAdverbs, and Why We Broke Up, a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He is responsible for many books for children, including the thirteen-volume sequence A Series of Unfortunate Events and the four-book series All the Wrong Questions. He is married to the illustrator Lisa Brown, and lives with her and their son in San Francisco.

 

 

 


This is a free, all-ages event.

To have Fiebre Tropical sent to your door, order here or below.

Details

Date:
July 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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Website:
https://www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-launch-juli-delgado-lopera-fiebre-tropical

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Phone:
415-863-8688
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