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The Bad Girl By Mario Vargas Llosa

The Bad Girl
by Mario Vargas Llosa

When the beautiful teenage Lily arrives in Lima in 1950, fifteen-year-old Ricardo falls instantly in love with her. A decade later, now living in Paris, Ricardo falls in love with a woman named Comrade Arlette, who is incredibly similar to Lily but refuses to acknowledge that she is the same person.
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The Bad Girl Summary


The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa

When the beautiful teenage Lily arrives in Lima in 1950, fifteen-year-old Ricardo falls instantly in love with her. She claims to be from Chile, but vanishes the moment it becomes clear that she has lied about both her name and her nationality. A decade later, now living in Paris, Ricardo falls in love with a woman named Comrade Arlette, who is incredibly similar to Lily but refuses to acknowledge that she is the same person. For his whole life, Ricardo seems doomed to keep running into 'Lily', and to keep falling in love with her. Will he ever discover who she really is?

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The Bad Girl Reviews


"A marvelous novel."--"Chicago Tribune"

"A beautifully constructed, stinging tease of a novel."--"The Seattle Times"

"Spans decades and continents--and in the process, with a deftness that borders on literary sleight of hand, bridges the personal and the universal."--"San Francisco Chronicle"

"Perversely charming . . . irresistibly entertaining."--"The Washington Post Book World"


"Llosa writes an unabashed love story and makes no apologies for it. He seamlessly weaves it into the rich texture of the social atmosphere of the times. . . . Written with passion and energy that delivers."--"Rocky Mountain News
""Perversely charming . . . irresistibly entertaining."--"The Washington Post Book World
""A marvelous novel."--"Chicago Tribune
""Spans decades and continents--and in the process, with a deftness that borders on literary sleight of hand, bridges the personal and the universal."--"San Francisco Chronicle
""A beautifully constructed, stinging tease of a novel."--"The Seattle Times"

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"Llosa writes an unabashed love story and makes no apologies for it. He seamlessly weaves it into the rich texture of the social atmosphere of the times. . . . Written with passion and energy that delivers."--"Rocky Mountain News

""Perversely charming . . . irresistibly entertaining."--"The Washington Post Book World

""A marvelous novel."--"Chicago Tribune

""Spans decades and continents--and in the process, with a deftness that borders on literary sleight of hand, bridges the personal and the universal."--"San Francisco Chronicle

""A beautifully constructed, stinging tease of a novel."--"The Seattle Times"

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About Mario Vargas Llosa


With novels including The War of the End of the World, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto and The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa has established an international reputation as one of the Latin America's most important authors.

Additional information

GOR001220555
The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa
Mario Vargas Llosa
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2008-08-07
416
0571234119
9780571234110
Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 (Australia)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.