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

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The discreet hero
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The discreet hero
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Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
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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
  • "The Discreet Hero, follows two fascinating characters whose lives are destined to intersect: neat, endearing Felï¿1⁄2icito Yanaquï¿1⁄2e, 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. Felï¿1⁄2icito 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, Doï¿1⁄2na 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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Title
The discreet hero
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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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10402659
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DLC
Dewey number
863/.64
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no index present
LC call number
PQ8498.32.A65
LC item number
H4713 2015
Literary form
novels
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True
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adult
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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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