1999
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Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as 'Lily' in Lima in 1950, where she claims to be from Chile but vanishes the moment her claim is exposed as fiction. He loves her next in Paris as 'Comrade Arlette', an activist en route to Cuba, an icy, remote lover who denies knowing anything about the Lily of years gone by. Whoever the bad girl turns up as, and however poorly she treats him, Ricardo is doomed to worship her. Gifted liar and irresistible, maddening muse - does Ricardo ever know who she really is?

 

Details

ISBN: 9780571234110
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Edition: Main
Publication Date: 7 Aug 2008
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 20(H) x 13(L) x 2.5(W)
Weight (gm): 260

 

Reviews

"Llosa writes an unabashed love story and makes no apologies for it. He seamlessly weaves it into the rich texture of the social atmosphere of the times. . . . Written with passion and energy that delivers."--"Rocky Mountain News

""Perversely charming . . . irresistibly entertaining."--"The Washington Post Book World

""A marvelous novel."--"Chicago Tribune

""Spans decades and continents--and in the process, with a deftness that borders on literary sleight of hand, bridges the personal and the universal."--"San Francisco Chronicle

""A beautifully constructed, stinging tease of a novel."--"The Seattle Times"

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"Llosa writes an unabashed love story and makes no apologies for it. He seamlessly weaves it into the rich texture of the social atmosphere of the times. . . . Written with passion and energy that delivers."--"Rocky Mountain News
""Perversely charming . . . irresistibly entertaining."--"The Washington Post Book World
""A marvelous novel."--"Chicago Tribune
""Spans decades and continents--and in the process, with a deftness that borders on literary sleight of hand, bridges the personal and the universal."--"San Francisco Chronicle
""A beautifully constructed, stinging tease of a novel."--"The Seattle Times"

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"A marvelous novel."--"Chicago Tribune"

"A beautifully constructed, stinging tease of a novel."--"The Seattle Times"

"Spans decades and continents--and in the process, with a deftness that borders on literary sleight of hand, bridges the personal and the universal."--"San Francisco Chronicle"

"Perversely charming . . . irresistibly entertaining."--"The Washington Post Book World"

 

Author Biography

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.
The Bad Girl
1999

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