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The Discreet Hero

Autor: Llosa, Mario Vargas

Editorial: Picador

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
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The Discreet Hero : A tale of two cities - Piura and Lima - rocked by scandal, and the disintegrating bonds of loyalty between the generations Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa's newest novel follows two fascinating characters whose lives are destined to intersect: neat, endearing Felí­cito Yanaqué, a small businessman in Piura, Peru, who finds himself the victim of blackmail; and Ismael Carrera, a successful owner of an insurance company in Lima, who cooks up a plan to avenge himself against the two lazy sons who want him dead.

Felí­cito and Ismael are, each in his own way, quiet, discreet rebels: honorable men trying to seize control of their destinies in a social and political climate where all can seem set in stone, predetermined. They are hardly vigilantes, but each is determined to live according to his own personal ideals and desires - which means forcibly rising above the pettiness of their surroundings. The Discreet Hero is also a chance to revisit some of our favorite players from previous Vargas Llosa novels: Sergeant Lituma, Don Rigoberto, Doña Lucrecia, and Fonchito are all here in a prosperous Peru. Vargas Llosa sketches Piura and Lima vividly - and the cities become not merely physical spaces but realms of the imagination populated by his vivid characters.

A novel whose humor and pathos shine through in Edith Grossman's masterly translation, The Discreet Hero is another remarkable achievement from the finest Latin American novelist at work today.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ficción   General
Ficción   Political
Ficción   Thrillers

ISBN 13:9781250081629
ISBN 10:1250081629
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:326
Tamaño:8.10" l x 5.50" w x 0.85" h
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