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Quesadillas: A Novel

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by Juan Pablo Villalobos
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Quesadillas: A Novel by Juan Pablo Villalobos

A brilliant new comic novel from "a linguistic virtuoso" (Jos? Antonio Aguado, Diari de Terrassa)

It's the 1980s in Lagos de Moreno--a town where there are more cows than people, and more priests than cows--and a poor family struggles to overcome the bizarre dangers of living in Mexico. The father, a high-school civics teacher, insists on practicing and teaching the art of the insult, while the mother prepares hundreds of quesadillas to serve to their numerous progeny: Aristotle, Orestes, Archilochus, Callimachus, Electra, Castor, and Pollux. Confined to their home, the family bears witness to the revolt against the Institutional Revolutionary Party and their umpteenth electoral fraud. This political upheaval is only the beginning of Orestes's adventures and his uproarious crusade against the boredom of rustic life and the tyranny of his older brother.
Both profoundly moving and wildly funny, Mexican author Juan Pablo Villalobos's Quesadillas is a satiric masterpiece, chock-full of inseminated cows, Polish immigrants, religious pilgrims, alien spacecraft, psychedelic watermelons, and many, many "your mama" insults.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 192
Size: 502 KB
Publisher: FSG Originals
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9780374710248 (DRM-EPUB)

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