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I'll Sell You a Dog (Paperback) (Juan Pablo Villalobos)

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"A reminder of how effortless literature should be to love."DBC Pierre"With this, his third novel, Villalobos is confirmed as the definition of new Mexican literature."Matías Néspolo,El MundoA painter-turned-taco-seller, famous in Mexico City for his "Gringo Dog" recipe, the hero of Juan Pablo Villalobos's novel hates retirement. Plagued by the literary salon that bumps about his building's lobby and haunted by the self-pitying ghost of a neglected artist, Villalobos' old man can't help but misbehave. He antagonizes his neighbors, tortures American missionaries with passages from Adorno, flirts with the revolutionary greengrocer, and in short does everything that can be done to fend off the boredom of retirement and old age . . . while still holding a beer.A delicious take-down of pretensions to cultural posterity, I'll Sell You a Dogis a comic novel whose absurd inventions, scurrilous antics and oddball characters are vintage Villalobos.Praise for Down the Rabbit Hole and Quesadillas"Funny, convincing, appalling ... a punch-packer for one so small.”Ali Smith"Short, dark, comic, ribald and surreal . . . manic-impressive.”Dwight Garner,The New York Times"Pure fantastical rapture.”Julie Morse, The Rumpus"A vibrant, comic novel.”Leigh Newman, Oprah.com
Number of Pages: 244
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Juan Pablo Villalobos
Language: English
Street Date: August 9, 2016
TCIN: 51551559
UPC: 9781908276742
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-8491
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