Aunt Julia & The Scriptwriter

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Mario, an aspiring writer, works at a radio station that broadcasts up to a half-dozen short-run soap operas. At the same time that the author meets his ‘Aunt Julia’, the radio station, which had been buying scripts by weight from Cuba, hires a Bolivian scriptwriter named Pedro Camacho to write the serials.

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Marito is a young Peruvian who toils away at his local radio station, dreaming of becoming a writer, before his life is torn apart by two arrivals. The first is his recently divorced Aunt Julia, with whom he begins an affair which he must hide from his family. The second is Pedro Camacho, an eccentric scriptwriter whose radio dramas are keeping the whole city enthralled. This hilarious and mischievous novel interweaves the story of Marito’s life with Pedro Camacho’s increasingly insane tales to masterfully depict both Peru and the act of growing up in the 1950s.

Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010, and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter is a perfect introduction to one of South America’s most popular and lauded writers.

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Weight 0.355 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.8 × 3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

416

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

863.64 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K