BookWoman BookGroup

Join us on Thursday, January 28th to discuss FIEBRE TROPICAL: A NOVEL by Juli Delgado Lopera.

We are so excited that Juli will be joining us for this discussion of their novel! What a great way to start the year!!

The Zoom link is below.

New members are welcome! We typically meet on the 4th Thursday of the month, EXCEPT during the Holidays when we slide forward 1 week-- the January discussion is Thursday, January, 28th. Join us!

A finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction!

This multilingual novel follows a Colombian teenager’s coming-of-age and coming out.

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.

Juli Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian, speaker and storyteller based in San Francisco. They’re the author of The New York Times acclaimed novel Fiebre Tropical, out March 2020 from The Feminist Press. Juli is also the author of Quiéreme (Nomadic Press 2017) and ¡Cuéntamelo! (Aunt Lute 2017) an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latinx immigrants which won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award and a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award. Juli's received awarded fellowships and residencies from Hedgebrook, Headlands Center for The Arts, Brush Creek Foundation of the Arts, Lambda Literary Foundation, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and The SF Grotto. Their work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in Teen Vogue, The Kenyon Review, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, The White Review, LALT, Four Way Review, Broadly, TimeOut Mag to name a few. They are the former executive director of RADAR Productions  a queer literary non-profit in San Francisco


Topic: BookWoman Book Group - January - Fiebre Tropical

Time: Jan 28, 2021 06:50 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751