The discreet hero

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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
9780374146740, 0374146748
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First American edition.
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326 pages ; 24 cm


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"A novel"--Jacket.
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"Originally published in Spanish in 2013 by Alfaguara Ediciones, Spain, as 'El Héroe Discreto'."--Title page verso.
A successful insurance company owner whose two lazy sons want him permanently out of the way crosses paths with a blackmail victim in Peru.
"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.
English translation of the Spanish title, "El Héroe Discreto."
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APA Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

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

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