Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter

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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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Grouped Work ID c55ac2bb-1884-47b9-2d4d-2a09439187b8
Full title aunt julia and the scriptwriter
Author vargas llosa mario
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-15 04:36:51AM
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author Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-
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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