The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

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.

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

The story, while moderately diverting, never achieves a truly compulsive rhythm. The eye keeps snagging on formulas in seeming rotation.

One can almost hear Mario Vargas Llosa’s voice --- smooth, quiet, understated --- while reading his prose. Not one word is wasted.

Kirkus Reviews : The Neighborhood (February 06, 2018)

A colorful but confusing and ultimately disappointing work by a great writer.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 27, 2018)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English

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