A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption swirls around a scandalous exposé that leads to murder

From the Nobel Laureate comes a politically charged detective novel weaving through the underbelly of Peruvian privilege. In the 1990s, during the turbulent and deeply corrupt years of Alberto Fujimori’s presidency, two wealthy couples of Lima’s high society become embroiled in a disturbing vortex of erotic adventures and politically driven blackmail.

One day Enrique, a high-profile businessman, receives a visit from Rolando Garro, the editor of a notorious magazine that specializes in salacious exposés. Garro presents Enrique with lewd pictures from an old business trip and demands that he invest in the magazine. Enrique refuses, and the next day the pictures are on the front page. Meanwhile, Enrique’s wife is in the midst of a passionate and secret affair with the wife of Enrique’s lawyer and best friend. When Garro shows up murdered, the two couples are thrown into a whirlwind of navigating Peru’s unspoken laws and customs, while the staff of the magazine embark on their greatest exposé yet.

Ironic and sensual, provocative and redemptive, the novel swirls into the kind of restless realism that has become Mario Vargas Llosa’s signature style. A twisting, unpredictable tale, The Neighborhood is at once a scathing indictment of Fujimori’s regime and a crime thriller that evokes the vulgarity of freedom in a corrupt system.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Neighborhood
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-33307-9 / 978-0-571-33307-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Neighborhood: A Novel
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-374-15512-7 / 978-0-374-15512-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Neighborhood
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-33310-9 / 978-0-571-33310-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Neighborhood: A Novel
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 1-250-31036-9 / 978-1-250-31036-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Neighborhood
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-33309-5 / 978-0-571-33309-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Neighborhood
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0-571-33308-7 / 978-0-571-33308-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Neighborhood
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Neighborhood: A Novel
Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA