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A successful insurance company owner whose two lazy sons want him permanently out of the way crosses paths with a blackmail victim in Peru.
"The Discreet Hero, follows two fascinating characters whose lives are destined to intersect: neat, endearing Felícito Yanaqué, a small businessman in Piura, Peru, who finds himself the victim of blackmail; and Ismael Carrera, a successful owner of an insurance company in Lima, who cooks up a plan to avenge himself against the two lazy sons who want him dead. Felícito and Ismael are, each in his own way, quiet, discreet rebels: honorable men trying to seize control of their destinies in a social and political climate where all can seem set in stone, predetermined. They are hardly vigilantes, but each is determined to live according to his own personal ideals and desires--which means forcibly rising above the pettiness of their surroundings. The Discreet Hero is also a chance to revisit some of our favorite players from previous Vargas Llosa novels: Sergeant Lituma, Don Rigoberto, Doña Lucrecia, and Fonchito are all here in a prosperous Peru. Vargas Llosa sketches Piura and Lima vividly--and the cities become not merely physical spaces but realms of the imagination populated by his vivid characters" --

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION VARGAS LLOSA (Text)
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31000151097196
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Bedford Free Library FIC VAR (Text)
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31002150640570
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Bedford Hills Free Library VARGAS LLOSA (Text)
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31003151345383
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION VARGAS LLOSA (Text)
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31036150699426
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION VARGAS LLOSA (Text)
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31004151411027
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Chappaqua Library FICTION VARGAS.LLOSA (Text)
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31005500395142
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Croton Free Library FICTION/VARGAS LLOSA (Text)
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31006151455540
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library VARGAS LLOSA (Text)
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31007151189386
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION VARGAS LLOSA (Text)
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31008152014771
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10/27/2020
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION VARGAS LLOSA (Text)
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31009154120962
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