The Bad Girl

The Bad Girl

[a Novel]

Book - 2007
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2007

"Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible . . . A contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s--and 70s and 80s."-- The New York Times Book Review

Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as "Lily" in Lima in 1950, when she flits into his life one summer and disappears again without explanation. He loves her still when she reappears as a revolutionary in 1960s Paris, then later as Mrs. Richardson, the wife of a wealthy Englishman, and again as the mistress of a sinister Japanese businessman in Tokyo. However poorly she treats him, he is doomed to worship her. Charting Ricardo's expatriate life through his romances with this shape-shifting woman, Vargas Llosa has created a beguiling, epic romance about the life-altering power of obsession.

Publisher: New York : Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007
Edition: 1st Picador ed
ISBN: 9780312427764
031242776X
Branch Call Number: F VAR NVD
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Grossman, Edith 1936-

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