Quesadillas

Quesadillas

Paperback - 2014
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"A novel about the sometimes comic dangers of growing up in Mexico in the '80s"--
"A brilliant new comic novel from "a linguistic virtuoso" (Jose 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"--
Published: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2014.
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780374533953
0374533954
Branch Call Number: F VIL
Characteristics: xii, 168 pages ;,19 cm

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KSerá
Sep 09, 2016

Rude but hilarious - better in Spanish.

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uncommonreader
Oct 13, 2015

Absurdist and surreal, this short novel is about the meaning of home and the corruption of Mexican politics.

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