Casa Verde

by Vargas Llosa, Mario, , The Green House
Additional authors: Rabassa, Gregory.
Edition statement:1st Rayo edition. Published by : Rayo, (New York :) Physical details: 405 pages ; 21 cm. Year: 1965
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"Mario Vargas Llosa's novel takes place in a Peruvian town, situated between desert and jungle, which is torn by boredom and lust. Don Anselmo, a stranger in a black coat, builds a brothel on the outskirts of the town while he charms its innocent people, setting in motion a chain reaction with extraordinary consequences. This brothel, called the Green House, brings together the innocent and the corrupt: Bonificia, a young Indian girl saved by the nuns only to become a prostitute; Father Garcia, struggling for the church; and four best friends drawn to both excitement and escape. The conflicting forces that haunt the Green House evoke a world balanced between savagery and civilization - and one that is cursed by not being able to discern between the two."--Cover p. [4].

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