Details

ISBN-10: 031242776X
ISBN-13: 9780312427764
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 10/28/2008
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.50" W, 0.80" H

The Bad Girl

Translator: Edith Grossman

Paperback

Price: $18.00

Overview

A New York Times Notable Book of 2007

From Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa comes The Bad Girl, a
“…splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible [novel]. . . A contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s–and 70s and 80s.”–The New York Times Book Review

Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as “Lily” in Lima in 1950, when she flits into his life one summer and disappears again without explanation. He loves her still when she reappears as a revolutionary in 1960s Paris, then later as Mrs. Richardson, the wife of a wealthy Englishman, and again as the mistress of a sinister Japanese businessman in Tokyo. However poorly she treats him, he is doomed to worship her. Charting Ricardo’s expatriate life through his romances with this shape-shifting woman, Vargas Llosa has created a beguiling, epic romance about the life-altering power of obsession.

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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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Details

ISBN-10: 031242776X
ISBN-13: 9780312427764
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 10/28/2008
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.50" W, 0.80" H
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