A Fish in the Water

A Memoir

Mario Llosa Vargas; Translatted by Helen Lane

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Mario Vargas Llosa's A Fish in the Water is a twofold book: a memoir of one of Latin America's most celebrated witers, beginning with his birth in 1936 in Arequipa, Peru; and the story of his organization of the reform movement which culminated in his bid for the Peruvian presidency in 1990.

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A FISH IN THE WATER (Chapter One)

The Man Who Was My Papa

My mama took me by the arm and led me out into the street by the service entrance of the prefecture. We walked along toward the Eguiguren embankment. It was the final days of 1946 or the first days of 1947, but exams at the Salesian school were already over, I had finished the fifth grade, and summer in Piura, with its white light and asphyxiating heat, had already come.

“You already know it, of course,” my mama said, without her voice trembling. “Isn’t that so?”

“Know what?”

“That

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Mario Llosa Vargas; Translatted by Helen Lane

Mario Vargas Llosa is the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his cartography of the structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat.” Peru’s foremost writer, he has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. His many works include The Feast of the Goat, The Bad Girl, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The War of the End of the World, and The Storyteller. He lives in London.

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A Fish in the Water
A Memoir
Mario Llosa Vargas; Translatted by Helen Lane

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
July 2011
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ISBN: 9781429922548
ISBN10: 1429922540
544 pages
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July 2011
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ISBN: 9781250005779
ISBN10: 1250005779
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 544 pages
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