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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter: Faber Modern Classics

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter: Faber Modern Classics

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Series: Faber Modern Classics Ser.
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Description

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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Issued into the second batch of Faber Modern Classics, launching in April 2015

Author description

Mario Vargas-Llosa was born in Peru is 1936. He is the author of some of the last half-century's most important novels, including The War of the End of the World, The Feast of the Goat, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and Conversation in the Cathedral. In 2010 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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General Fields

  • : 9780571322824
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : June 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 30mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 863
  • : English
  • : Faber Modern Classics
  • : Paperback
  • : Mario Vargas Llosa
  • : 416