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The Resource The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

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The discreet hero
Title
The discreet hero
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Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • A successful insurance company owner whose two lazy sons want him permanently out of the way crosses paths with a blackmail victim in Peru
  • "The Discreet Hero, follows two fascinating characters whose lives are destined to intersect: neat, endearing Felâicito Yanaquâe, a small businessman in Piura, Peru, who finds himself the victim of blackmail; and Ismael Carrera, a successful owner of an insurance company in Lima, who cooks up a plan to avenge himself against the two lazy sons who want him dead. Felâicito and Ismael are, each in his own way, quiet, discreet rebels: honorable men trying to seize control of their destinies in a social and political climate where all can seem set in stone, predetermined. They are hardly vigilantes, but each is determined to live according to his own personal ideals and desires--which means forcibly rising above the pettiness of their surroundings. The Discreet Hero is also a chance to revisit some of our favorite players from previous Vargas Llosa novels: Sergeant Lituma, Don Rigoberto, Doäna Lucrecia, and Fonchito are all here in a prosperous Peru. Vargas Llosa sketches Piura and Lima vividly--and the cities become not merely physical spaces but realms of the imagination populated by his vivid characters" --
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A successful insurance company owner whose two lazy sons want him permanently out of the way crosses paths with a blackmail victim in Peru. By the Nobel Prize-winning author of<i>The Feast of the Goat</i>
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Character
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provided by publisher
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10402659
Cataloging source
DLC
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1936-
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Vargas Llosa, Mario
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8498.32.A65
LC item number
H4713 2015
Literary form
fiction
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1936-
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Grossman, Edith
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True
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  • Businessmen
  • Extortion
  • Peru
Target audience
adult
Label
The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780374146740
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014031209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889666310
Label
The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780374146740
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014031209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889666310

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