Hardback The neighborhood : a novel / Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780571333073 (hbk.) :
Translated from the Spanish.
In the 1990s, during the turbulent and deeply corrupt years of Alberto Fujimori's presidency, two wealthy couples of Lima's high society become embroiled in a disturbing vortex of erotic adventures and politically driven blackmail. 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.
Original title: Cinco esquinas. English
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244 pages ; 25 cm