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, ...Show synopsisSet 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.Hide synopsis
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Fantastic - one of the funniest books I have read. Vargas Llosa uses an incident from his youth to create a comic scenario that delivers a lot of fun while giving an interesting flavor of life in Peru of that epoch.
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