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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa

Location(s): Peru

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

Set in Peru during the 1950s, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter is the story of an 18 year old student who falls for a 32 year old divorcee.

Mario, an aspiring writer, works at a radio station that broadcasts, live each day, up to a half-dozen short-run soap operas. At the same time that the author meets his “Aunt Julia”, the radio station, which had been buying scripts by weight from Cuba, hires a Bolivian scriptwriter named Pedro Camacho to write the serials.

The novel chronicles the scriptwriter’s rise and fall in tandem with the protagonist’s affair.

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