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The neighborhood : a novel / Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.

Author/creator Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936- author.
Other author/creatorGrossman, Edith, 1936- translator.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst American edition.
Publication Info New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
Description244 pages ; 22 cm
Uniform titleCinco esquinas. English
Contents Marisa's dream -- An unexpected visit -- Weekend in Miami -- The entrepreneur and the lawyer -- The den of gossip -- A wreck of show business -- Quique's agony -- Shorty -- A singular affair -- The three jokers -- The scandal -- The people's dining room -- An absence -- Conjugal disagreements and agreements -- Shorty is afraid -- The landowner and the Chinese woman -- Strange operations regarding Juan Peineta -- Engineer Cárdenas's longest night -- Shorty and power -- A whirlpool -- Special edition of exposed -- Happy ending?
Abstract One day Enrique, a high-profile businessman, receives a visit from Rolando Garro, the editor of a notorious magazine that specializes in salacious exposés. 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 exposé yet.
General note"Originally published in Spanish in 2016 by Alfaguara Ediciones, Spain, as Cinco Esquinas."--Title page verso.
LanguageTranslated from the Spanish.
Genre/formPolitical fiction.
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
Genre/formHistorical fiction.
LCCN 2017038307
ISBN9780374155124 (hardcover)
ISBN0374155127 (hardcover)
ISBN(electronic book)
Stock numberFarrar Straus & Giroux, C/O Mps 16365 James Madison Hwy, Gordonsville, VA, USA, 22942, (540)6727600 SAN 631-5011

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Joyner General Stacks PQ8498.32 .A65 C49513 2018 ✔ Available Place Hold

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