Bad Vibes by Alberto Fuguet

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A privileged teenager in Santiago, Chile, Matias seems oblivious to the benefits of being a member of the wealthy class, but underneath Matias's apathy lies an emotional turmoil that comes out as he grows up and becomes father to a child.

About Alberto Fuguet

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Born in Santiago de Chile, Alberto Fuguet spent his early childhood in California. He is one of the most prominent Latin American authors of his generation and one of the leaders of the literary movement known as McOndo, which proclaims the end of magical realism. He has been a film critic and a police reporter. He lives in Santiago de Chile.-->Alberto Fuguet naci? en Santiago de Chile, y pas? su infancia en California. Es uno de los autores latinoamericanos m's destacados de su generaci?n y uno de los l?deres de McOndo, el movimiento literario que proclama el fin del realismo m?gico. Ha sido cr?tico de cine y reportero policial. Vive en Santiago.
Published April 1, 1997 by St Martins Pr. 308 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Disgusted by the affected Catholicism of her family, Matias is equally grossed-out by his handsome father and his swinging social set of hypocrites who reserve vice only for their own class, though a father and son debauch (with good coke and expensive hookers) does bring them closer.

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Already popular in his native Chile, Fuguet will be a welcome new voice to American readers.

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