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The Resource Quesadillas : a novel, Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey ; introduction by Neel Mukherjee

Quesadillas : a novel, Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey ; introduction by Neel Mukherjee

Label
Quesadillas : a novel
Title
Quesadillas
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey ; introduction by Neel Mukherjee
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Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A brilliant new comic novel from "a linguistic virtuoso" (José Antonio Aguado, Diari de Terrassa). It's the 1980s in Lagos de Moreno--a town where there are more cows than people, and more priests than cows--and a poor family struggles to overcome the bizarre dangers of living in Mexico. The father, a high-school civics teacher, insists on practicing and teaching the art of the insult, while the mother prepares hundreds of quesadillas to serve to their numerous progeny: Aristotle, Orestes, Archilochus, Callimachus, Electra, Castor, and Pollux. Confined to their home, the family bears witness to the revolt against the Institutional Revolutionary Party and their umpteenth electoral fraud. This political upheaval is only the beginning of Orestes's adventures and his uproarious crusade against the boredom of rustic life and the tyranny of his older brother. Both profoundly moving and wildly funny, Juan Pablo Villalobos's Quesadillas is a satiric masterpiece, chock-full of inseminated cows, Polish immigrants, religious pilgrims, alien spacecraft, psychedelic watermelons, and many, many "your mama" insults"--
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Summary
"A brilliant new comic novel from "a linguistic virtuoso" (Josâe Antonio Aguado, Diari de Terrassa). It's the 1980s in Lagos de Moreno--a town where there are more cows than people, and more priests than cows--and a poor family struggles to overcome thebizarre dangers of living in Mexico. The father, a high-school civics teacher, insists on practicing and teaching the art of the insult, while the mother prepares hundreds of quesadillas to serve to their numerous progeny: Aristotle, Orestes, Archilochus, Callimachus, Electra, Castor, and Pollux. Confined to their home, the family bears witness to the revolt against the Institutional Revolutionary Party and their umpteenth electoral fraud. This political upheaval is only the beginning of Orestes's adventures and his uproarious crusade against the boredom of rustic life and the tyranny of his older brother. Both profoundly moving and wildly funny, Juan Pablo Villalobos's Quesadillas is a satiric masterpiece, chock-full of inseminated cows, Polish immigrants, religious pilgrims, alien spacecraft, psychedelic watermelons, and many, many "your mama" insults"--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10262507
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Villalobos, Juan Pablo
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harvey, Rosalind
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolutions
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Quesadillas : a novel, Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey ; introduction by Neel Mukherjee
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545383
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374533953
Lccn
2013036639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846545383
Label
Quesadillas : a novel, Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey ; introduction by Neel Mukherjee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545383
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374533953
Lccn
2013036639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846545383

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