Title: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited
Year published: 1984
Paperback or Hardcover: Paperback
Condition: Good condition
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.