The Resource The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman, (electronic resource)

The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman, (electronic resource)

Label
The discreet hero
Title
The discreet hero
Statement of responsibility
Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
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Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • 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" --
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vargas Llosa, Mario
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8498.32.A65
LC item number
H4713 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grossman, Edith
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Businessmen
  • Extortion
  • Peru
Label
The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=193BBF8B-B0CF-4CB9-A656-B46A37E96DB9
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374711573
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
193bbf8b-b0cf-4cb9-a656-b46a37e96db9
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904604965
Label
The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=193BBF8B-B0CF-4CB9-A656-B46A37E96DB9
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374711573
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
193bbf8b-b0cf-4cb9-a656-b46a37e96db9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904604965

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