ISBN 9780571310715,The Discreet Hero

The Discreet Hero

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ISBN 9780571310715
Publisher

Faber & Faber

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780571310715

ISBN-10 0571310710
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Literature fiction

Felicito Yanaque has raised himself from poverty to ownership of a trucking business. His two sons work for him. He receives a threatening letter demanding protection money. The police dont take him seriously, Felicito refuses to pay up and gets sucked into a nightmare. He becomes a reluctant public hero. Then his mistress is kidnapped, and matters become seriously complicated. And he finds that his troubles have begun very close to home. His fate is interwoven with the story of Rigoberto, a wealthy Lima insurance executive. His boss and old friend, Ismael, suddenly announces that he is marrying his housekeeper, a chola from Piura, to the consternation of his twin sons, a pair of brutal wasters. Ismael escapes to Europe with his new bride, leaving Rigoberto to face the twins threats, and their claims that he connived with a scheming woman to rob an old man of his fortune. Rigoberto is hounded by the press and TV. Meanwhile, his only son is having visions of a mysterious stranger who may or may not be the devil.
About the Author: Mario Vargas-Llosa
Mario Vargas-Llosa was born in Peru is 1936. He is the author of some of the last half-centurys 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
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