Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Mario Vargas Llosa
AUD $19.99
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A newly repackaged edition of a classic Vargas Llosa novel.

Set in Peru during the 1950s, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter is the story of an 18 year old student who falls for a 32 year old divorcee. Mario, an aspiring writer, works at a radio station that broadcasts, live each day, 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. The novel chronicles the scriptwriter's rise and fall in tandem with the protagonist's affair.

Author bio:

Mario Vargas-Llosa was born in Peru is 1936. He is the author of some of the last half-century's most important novels, including The War of the End of the World, The Feast of the Goat, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and Conversation in the Cathedral. In 2010 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571288601
Edition No: 5
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: August 2012
Page Extent: 416
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Fiction & related items

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