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The Resource I'll sell you a dog, Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated by Rosalind Harvey

I'll sell you a dog, Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated by Rosalind Harvey

Label
I'll sell you a dog
Title
I'll sell you a dog
Statement of responsibility
Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated by Rosalind Harvey
Title variation
I will sell you a dog
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Long before he was the taco seller whose 'Gringo Dog' recipe made him famous throughout Mexico City, our hero was an aspiring artist: an artist, that is, till his would-be girlfriend was stolen by Diego Rivera, and his dreams snuffed out by his hypochondriac mother. Now our hero is resident in a retirement home, where fending off boredom is far more grueling than making tacos. Plagued by the literary salon that bumps about his building's lobby and haunted by the self-pitying ghost of a neglected artist, Villalobos's old man can't help but misbehave: he antagonises his neighbors, tortures American missionaries with passages from Adorno, and flirts with the revolutionary greengrocer
Member of
Summary
Everything that can be done to fend off the boredom of retirement and old age, while still holding a beer
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10523609
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1973-
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Villalobos, Juan Pablo
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
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Harvey, Rosalind
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True
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  • Older people
  • Artists
  • Social classes
  • Mexico
  • Artists
  • Older people
  • Social classes
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
Label
I'll sell you a dog, Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated by Rosalind Harvey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published as Te vendo un perro in 2014 by Editorial Anagrama, Barcelona, Spain"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923553880
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781908276742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)923553880
Label
I'll sell you a dog, Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated by Rosalind Harvey
Publication
Note
"First published as Te vendo un perro in 2014 by Editorial Anagrama, Barcelona, Spain"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn923553880
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781908276742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)923553880

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