Quesadillas

Quesadillas

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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… (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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