Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter
Mario Vargas Llosa's brilliant, multilayered novel is set in the Lima, Peru, of the author's youth, where a young student named Marito is toiling away in the news department of a local radio station. His young life is disrupted by two arrivals.
The first is his aunt Julia, recently divorced and thirteen years older, with whom he begins a secret affair. The second is a manic radio scriptwriter named Pedro Camacho, whose racy, vituperative soap operas are holding the city's listeners in thrall. Pedro chooses young Marito to be his confidant as he slowly goes insane.
Interweaving the story of Marito's life with the ever-more-fevered tales of Pedro Camacho, Vargas Llosa's novel is hilarious, mischievous, and masterful, a classic named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review .
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|Grouping Title||aunt julia and the scriptwriter|
|Grouping Author||vargas llosa mario|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-14 04:54:55AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-15 04:52:32AM|
|author||Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-|
|author_display||Vargas Llosa, Mario|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Severn Library - Adult Fiction|
|isbn||9780140248920, 9780312427245, 9780374106911|
|item_details||ils:a138794|31997080726110|Severn Library - Adult Fiction|FICTION (V)|||1|false|false|||||On Hold|Jun 19, 2018|PRO|||
|itype_aacpl||Adult General Fiction|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|record_details||ils:a138794|Book|Books||English|Farrar/Straus/Giroux,|c1982.|374 p. ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Aunts -- Fiction, Courtship -- Fiction, Radio writers -- Fiction|
|title_display||Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter|
|title_full||Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter / Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Helen R. Lane|
|title_short||Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter|
|topic_facet||Aunts, Courtship, Radio writers|