作者 Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-
書名 The discreet hero : a novel / Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
出版項 New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
版本項 1st American ed
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  PQ8498.32.A65 D611 2015    30020100837485  在架上
稽核項 326 p. ; 24 cm
附註 A successful insurance company owner whose two lazy sons want him permanently out of the way crosses paths with a blackmail victim in Peru
"The Discreet Hero, follows two fascinating characters whose lives are destined to intersect: neat, endearing Felícito Yanaqué, a small businessman in Piura, Peru, who finds himself the victim of blackmail; and Ismael Carrera, a successful owner of an insurance company in Lima, who cooks up a plan to avenge himself against the two lazy sons who want him dead. Felícito and Ismael are, each in his own way, quiet, discreet rebels: honorable men trying to seize control of their destinies in a social and political climate where all can seem set in stone, predetermined. They are hardly vigilantes, but each is determined to live according to his own personal ideals and desires--which means forcibly rising above the pettiness of their surroundings. The Discreet Hero is also a chance to revisit some of our favorite players from previous Vargas Llosa novels: Sergeant Lituma, Don Rigoberto, Doña Lucrecia, and Fonchito are all here in a prosperous Peru. Vargas Llosa sketches Piura and Lima vividly--and the cities become not merely physical spaces but realms of the imagination populated by his vivid characters" -- provided by publisher
主題 Businessmen -- Peru -- Fiction
Extortion -- Fiction
Peru -- Fiction
其他作者 Grossman, Edith, 1936-
其他書名 Héroe discreto. English
國際標準書號 9780374146740 (hbk.) : US$26.00
9780374711573 (ebk.)