Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto

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CHERBO Publishing Group Incorporated, 1998 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Set in Lima, Peru this is the story of a bizarre love triangle whose participants may be the creations of Don Rigoberto's fertile imagination. The central characters are Rigoberto himself, a dull insurance executive by day, a pornogapher and sexual enthusiast by night; Lucrecia, his second wife; and Alfonso, his angel-faced young son. Husband and wife have been separated for a year because of a sexual encounter between the boy and his stepmother. Rigoberto misses Lucrecia desperately--filling notebooks with his memories, fantasies, and letters he will never send. Meanwhile, Alfonso visits Lucrecia, attempting to both win her love and reunite her with his father. A companion volume to In Praise of the Stepmother--where we were first introduced to these passionate characters--The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto is a compelling mix of fantasy and reality that always keep the reader guessing.

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User Review  - gbill - LibraryThing

What is contained in the ‘notebooks’ of Don Rigoberto? Intellectual musings, sometimes outrageous, about the world, art, and life. Narration of the present day events of his wife Lucrecia, who he’s ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarshaKT - LibraryThing

This book is filled with such graphic sex scenes that I had a difficulty time reading it in public! He's a beautiful writer (one of Bill Clinton's favorites) and not all of his books deal so directly with sexual deviance/oddity, but this one is just over the top Read full review


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Mario Vargas Llosa is the author of twelve novels, including Death in the Andes, In Praise of the Stepmother, The Storyteller, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, and The War of the End of the World, which are all available from Penguin in English. In 1995, he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. Vargas Llosa lives in London.

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