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Paradise Travel

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
From one of Colombia's leading novelists, a tragicomic story of unrequited love and a view of New York through the wide eyes of an illegal immigrant

Paradise Travel recounts the adventures of Marlon Cruz, a naïve young man from Medellín, 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 Marlon's 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 García Márquez as 'one of those to whom I should like to pass the torch' of Colombian fiction.

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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Paradise Travel: A Novel
Author(s): Jorge Franco
ISBN: 0-374-22977-5 / 978-0-374-22977-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

December 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Paradise Travel: A Novel
Author(s): Jorge Franco
ISBN: 0-312-42596-1 / 978-0-312-42596-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

January 2006 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Paradise Travel: A Novel
Author(s): Jorge Franco
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA