El héroe discreto [NOOK Book]

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El héroe discreto simultaneously recounts the life of two very different men. Felícito Yanaqué is a small-business owner from Piura who is being blackmailed. Ismael Carrera is a successful businessman from Lima who is plotting a shocking reprisal after his two good-for-nothing sons tried to have him killed. Past the men’s differences shines one common trait: both are quiet rebels trying to take charge of their own destinies. While Ismael defies every convention of his social class, Felícito uses a few vital ...
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Overview


El héroe discreto simultaneously recounts the life of two very different men. Felícito Yanaqué is a small-business owner from Piura who is being blackmailed. Ismael Carrera is a successful businessman from Lima who is plotting a shocking reprisal after his two good-for-nothing sons tried to have him killed. Past the men’s differences shines one common trait: both are quiet rebels trying to take charge of their own destinies. While Ismael defies every convention of his social class, Felícito uses a few vital maxims as a foothold against blackmail. Neither are avenging angels, but both soar high above society’s pettiness to live according to their dreams and ideals. In this humorously melodramatic account, which takes place in the booming Peru of today, Piura and Lima become imagined territories inhabited by many of Vargas Llosa’s beloved characters.
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In his latest novel, Nobel Prize winning author Mario Vargas Llosa recounts the stories of two very different men, each confronted by a critical challenge. Felicito Yanaqué is a small business owner in northwestern Peru whose future has been placed in peril by blackmailers. Lima entrepreneur Ismael Carrera faces an even more personal threat: His two sons tried to kill him. How each man responds to his pressing situation becomes part of the weave of this artful novel. Editor's recommendation.

Library Journal
★ 07/01/2014
Parallel stories of two very different businessmen: Ismael from Lima, who is plotting against his two sons who tried to have him killed, and Felicito from Piura, who finds himself being blackmailed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788420415628
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 9/12/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 164,372
  • File size: 592 KB

Meet the Author

Mario Vargas Llosa, Premio Nobel de Literatura 2010, nació en Arequipa, Perú, en 1936. Aunque había estrenado un drama en Piura y publicado un libro de relatos, Los jefes, que obtuvo el Premio Leopoldo Alas, su carrera literaria cobró notoriedad con la publicación de La ciudad y los perros, Premio Biblioteca Breve (1962) y Premio de la Crítica (1963). En 1965 apareció su segunda novela, La casa verde, que obtuvo el Premio de la Crítica y el Premio Internacional Rómulo Gallegos. Posteriormente ha publicado piezas teatrales (La señorita de Tacna, Kathie y el hipopótamo , La Chunga, El loco de los balcones, Ojos bonitos, cuadros feos y Las mil noches y una noche ), estudios y ensayos (La orgía perpetua, La verdad de las mentiras, La tentación de lo imposible, El viaje a la ficción y La civilización del espectáculo ), memorias (El pez en el agua), relatos (Los cachorros) y, sobre todo, novelas: Conversación en La Catedral, Pantaleón y las visitadoras, La tía Julia y el escribidor, La guerra del fin del mundo, Historia de Mayta, ¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero?, El hablador , Elogio de la madrastra, Lituma en los Andes, Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto, La Fiesta del Chivo, El Paraíso en la otra esquina, Travesuras de la niña mala, El sueño del celta y El héroe discreto. Ha obtenido los más importantes galardones literarios, desde los ya mencionados hasta el Premio Cervantes, el Príncipe de Asturias, el PEN/Nabokov y el Grinzane Cavour.

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