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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date October 2, 2007
Pages 384
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312427245
ISBN-10 0312427247
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.76 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Mario falls in love with and and embarks on a secret love affair with his recently divorced Aunt Julia, scandalizing the town of Lima, Peru, while Mario's friend Pedro Camacho becomes more and more obsessed with the soap operas he writes, in a new edition of the classic autobiographical novel. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product 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.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374106911
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (July 1, 1982)
9780374106911 | details & prices | List price $17.50
About: Mario falls in love with and marries his Aunt Julia, scandalizing the town, while Mario's friend Pedro becomes more and more obsessed with the soap operas he writes
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140248920 Book cover for 9780312427245 Book cover for 9780571203772
 
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With Helen R. Lane | Reprint edition from Picador USA (October 2, 2007)
9780312427245 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Mario falls in love with and and embarks on a secret love affair with his recently divorced Aunt Julia, scandalizing the town of Lima, Peru, while Mario's friend Pedro Camacho becomes more and more obsessed with the soap operas he writes.
from Faber & Faber Ltd (March 1, 2001)
9780571203772 | details & prices | List price $22.01
About: Explores the tragicomic relationship between two artists and their material.
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (September 1, 1995)
9780140248920 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Reality merges with fantasy in this hilarious comic novel about the world of radio soap operas and the pitfalls of forbidden passion by the bestselling author of The Storyteller.
Reissue edition from Avon Books (April 1, 1986)
9780380700462 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $10.00

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