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The Resource The neighbourhood : a novel, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

The neighbourhood : a novel, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

Label
The neighbourhood : a novel
Title
The neighbourhood
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Title variation
Neighbourhood
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1990s, during the turbulent and deeply corrupt years of Alberto Fujimori's presidency, two wealthy couples of Lima's high society become embroiled in a disturbing vortex of erotic adventures and politically driven blackmail. One day Enrique, a high-profile businessman, receives a visit from Rolando Garro, the editor of a notorious magazine that specializes in salacious exposes. Garro presents Enrique with lewd pictures from an old business trip and demands that he invest in the magazine. Enrique refuses, and the next day the pictures are on the front page. Meanwhile, Enrique's wife is in the midst of a passionate and secret affair with the wife of Enrique's lawyer and best friend. When Garro shows up murdered, the two couples are thrown into a whirlwind of navigating Peru's unspoken laws and customs, while the staff of the magazine embark on their greatest expose yet. Ironic and sensual, provocative and redemptive, the novel swirls into the kind of restless realism that has become Mario Vargas Llosa's signature style. A twisting, unpredictable tale, The Neighborhood is at once a scathing indictment of Fujimori's regime and a crime thriller that evokes the vulgarity of freedom in a corrupt system
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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1936-
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Vargas Llosa, Mario
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
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1936-
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Grossman, Edith
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  • Espionage
  • Betrayal
  • Extortion
  • Scandals
  • Businesspeople
  • Sensationalism in journalism
  • Political corruption
  • Lima (Peru)
Target audience
adult
Label
The neighbourhood : a novel, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Spanish: [Madrid], Spain : Alfaguara Ediciones, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062119908
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780571333080
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1002111842
Label
The neighbourhood : a novel, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Spanish: [Madrid], Spain : Alfaguara Ediciones, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062119908
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780571333080
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1002111842

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