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The Resource The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; [translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman]

The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; [translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman]

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The discreet hero
Title
The discreet hero
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Mario Vargas Llosa ; [translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman]
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • A successful insurance company owner whose two lazy sons want him permanently out of the way crosses paths with a blackmail victim in Peru
  • "The Discreet Hero, follows two fascinating characters whose lives are destined to intersect: neat, endearing Fel⩣ito Yanaqu⥬ 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. Fel⩣ito 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, Do䮡 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" --
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1936-
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Vargas Llosa, Mario
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Literary form
fiction
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1936-
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Grossman, Edith
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  • Extortion
  • Businessmen
  • Peru
Label
The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; [translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman]
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volume
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text
Control code
000054446338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780571310715
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014031209
System control number
(OCoLC)905465445
Label
The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; [translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman]
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054446338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780571310715
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014031209
System control number
(OCoLC)905465445

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