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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:… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Villalobos mines Mexico for its everyday surrealism, even as he mocks how outsiders exoticize his country.

Quesadillas is pure fantastical rapture, a kaleidoscopic story about anger and adolescence.

The comedy in “Quesadillas” has a moral dimension. Conquered people, Saul Bellow told us, tend to be witty.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 11, 2014)

Collection: FSG Originals

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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