Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos
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“A brief and majestic debut.” —Matías Néspolo, El Mundo

Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines, and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is a child whose father is a drug baron on the verge of taking over a powerful cartel, and Tochtli is growing up in a luxury hideout that he shares with hit men, prostitutes, dealers, servants, and the odd corrupt politician or two. Long-listed for The Guardian First Book Award, Down the Rabbit Hole, a masterful and darkly comic first novel, is the chronicle of a delirious journey to grant a child’s wish.
 

About Juan Pablo Villalobos

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Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1973, and lives in Brazil, where he writes for various publications and teaches courses in Spanish literature. He has written literary criticism, film criticism, and short stories. Villalobos is the author of Down the Rabbit Hole (FSG, 2012), which has been translated into fifteen languages.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by FSG Originals. 97 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The devastating, sordid truth is revealed

Sep 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Down the Rabbit Hole: A Novel

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It is quite unusual to read a book where you feel that you are translating what is written from child to adult, but I thought it made the book a lot more interesting and rewarding.

Apr 04 2018 | Read Full Review of Down the Rabbit Hole: A Novel

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It is an absurd whim which leads to an adventure outwith the palace walls – a welcome respite – although it results in further damage to the innocent and serves as a foregleam of the man Tochtli will become.

Aug 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Down the Rabbit Hole: A Novel

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