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Atria Books
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6.36 X 9.26 X 1.04 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Harold Rogers was born in Steubenville, Ohio, to an American father and a Brazilian mother and grew up between the United States and Rio de Janeiro. He holds a BA in philosophy from Miami University in Ohio, and an MFA from Columbia University. He lives in New York City, where he works as a boxing coach and a stand-up comedian.


"A bacchanal of familial entanglements, as beautiful as it is brutal. This is a story of what happens when love is the midwife of destruction, trauma the cousin of redemption, and fate, the absentee mother of us all. I loved this book in all its parts, but as a whole, it left me awestruck." --JAMIE FORD, New York Times bestselling author of The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
"With a tremendously powerful voice and a commanding hand, Harold Roger's Tropicália shoots us out of a cannon from page one...With riveting and fearless prose and moments of tension so thick they make your spine tingle, Troplicália weaves us in and out of the Cunha family's past and one inextricably linked week in their present that will force the siblings to decide if it's possible to escape fate and what it means to define ourselves on our own terms. This book and the humanity, humor and, yes, even rage, these characters made me feel, will stay with me for a long time." --XOCHITL GONZALEZ, New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming
"A wild and moving saga, Tropicália bounds across generations and continents at a breakneck pace. With vivacious prose and an unflinching eye, Harold immerses readers in the cruel beauties of Rio de Janeiro and the cyclical traumas of a family who is learning to heal and forgive like any other, yet each in their own broken but hopeful way. Tropicália reminds us that forgiveness is possible but has to be earned--and before it's too late." --JAKOB GUANZON, author of Abundance
"In these vibrant and hypnotizing pages, Harold has given us so much pain, grace, and love that when I finished reading I called my parents just to hear their voices." --MICHAEL ZAPATA, author of The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
"One of the most marvelous books I've read in years...Intense, tender, and wise, and it reminds us that for each way that a family is split, it is also doubled; and that for each fury, there's a resplendent underside of love." --RIVKA GALCHEN, award-winning author of Atmospheric Disturbances
"A formally mesmerizing, ventriloquial, intergenerational epic about the difficulties of being born into a family. Harold's prose moves muscular and propulsive, somehow managing to stay radiating light and grace no matter how cruel the subject matter." --SEAN THOR CONROE, author of Fuccboi
"Brazilian American Rogers' debut novel is polyphonic, raw, and a revelation...Through that darkness, glimmers of love, hope, and redemption shine through Rogers', by turns, shocking and brutal, effervescent and delightful tale....Young people will be moved by Daniel and Lucia's plight, challenges, and choices." -- Booklist (starred review)
"Tropicália is a riotous search for catharsis and understanding. Harold captures the rage born out of family secrets and doesn't pull any punches. A powerful debut." --ZORAIDA CÓRDOVA, author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina
"Rogers debuts with the riotous and tragicomic story of a Rio de Janeiro family in turmoil over lies, infidelity, and parental abandonment...Rogers's plot sizzles as much as the Copacabana Beach where the party's fateful events play out. This packs a powerful punch." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"[O]riginal and highly immersive" --Good Morning America