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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter: A Novel

 
 
 
 
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter: A Novel
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN 13: 9780312427245
ISBN 10: 312427247
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2007-10-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $17.00
 
 

Mario Vargas Llosa's masterful, 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.