The discreet hero
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
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Book
Edition
First American edition.
Physical Desc
326 pages ; 24 cm.
Status
Main Library - Adult  1 available
Fiction Vargas Llosa, M
Southside - Adult  1 available
Fiction Vargas Llosa, M

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Language
English
ISBN
9780374146740 (hc), 0374146748 (hc)

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A successful insurance company owner whose two lazy sons want him permanently out of the way crosses paths with a blackmail victim in Peru.
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"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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Vargas Llosa, M., & Grossman, E. (2015). The discreet hero (First American edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936- and Edith Grossman. 2015. The Discreet Hero. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936- and Edith Grossman. The Discreet Hero New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Vargas Llosa, Mario, and Edith Grossman. The Discreet Hero First American edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

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