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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
by Mario Vargas Llosa

RRP €12.80

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
by Author Name Mario Vargas Llosa

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List Price:12.80
Format: Paperback, 198 x 126 x 26mm, 416pp
Publication date: 21 Jun 2012
Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction
ISBN-13: 9780571288601


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.