‘Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter’ by Mario Vargas Llosa

Wanderlust at home

aunt julia

Off late, I am discovering a universe of words outside the English speaking world. I have crossed seas and time to a Nazi Germany (The Book Thief), a war torn Nigeria (‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and ‘The Purple Hibiscus’) and 13th century Persia of Sufis(‘The Forty Rules of Love‘). The latest was to a time before Television in a far away place in South America. This one was again an ‘on the spur of the moment’ pick. The ‘New Statesman’ review on the back cover was what did it in for me:

“A comic novel on the grand scale, written with tremendous confidence and verve. Mario , 18-year old law student and radio news-editor, falls scandalously for his Aunt Julia, the 32 -year old divorced wife of a cousin, and the progressively lunatic story of this affair is interwoven with episodes…

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About wanderlustathome

Dabbling in numbers for a living while dreaming of words all the while.

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