Fiebre Tropical by Juli Delgado Lopera chosen by Dwight Garner in the New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2020 list

We are thrilled to see that Fiebre Tropical by Juli Delgado Lopera is on the New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2020 list. It was picked by Dwight Garner, who said:

 ‘The prose in Lopera’s first novel is as ebullient and assertive as Rosie Perez’s shadowboxing in the opening credits of “Do the Right Thing.” It moves from English to Spanish and back again, to bold and farcical effect. This is a book about three generations of a Colombian-American family wedged into an ant-infested apartment outside of Miami, with sweeping views over a dumpster. The young narrator, Francisca, is a misfit coming to terms with her complicated sexuality. She may be quiet and a girl of slender means but, internally, she’s a kibitzer with a big and glorious voice.’

Read the full New York Times review of the novel here, and see the rest of the 2020 list here.