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Title: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Price: $8.00

ISBN: 9780571168835

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.

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