Si vivieramos en un lugar normal by Juan Pablo Villalobos
(Spanish Edition)

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En los anos ochenta en Lagos de Moreno, un pueblo donde hay mas vacas que personas y mas curas que vacas, una familia mas bien pobre intenta sobreponerse a los estramboticos peligros de vivir en Mexico. El padre, profesor de civismo filohelenico, se obstina en practicar el arte del insulto, mientras la madre prepara cientos de quesadillas para atender a los manoteos de su numerosa prole: Aristoteles, Orestes, Arquiloco, Calimaco, Electra, Castor y Polux. Confinados en una precaria casa, presencian la revuelta de los cristeros contra el PRI y su enesimo fraude electoral. / In Lagos de Moreno in the eighties (a town with more cows than people and more priests than cows) a rather poor family attempts to overcome the bizarre dangers of living in Mexico. The father, a teacher of Greek civic responsibility, persists in practicing the art of the insult, meanwhile the mother prepares hundreds of quesadillas to tend to the hungry mouths of her numerous offspring: Aristotle, Orestes, Arquíloco, Calímaco, Electra, and Castor and Polux, the make-believe twins. Confined to a meagre house, located high up in the hills of the Middle of Nowhere, they bear witness to the revolt of the cristeros against the PRI and yet another case of electoral fraud.
 

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Published January 1, 2011 by ANAGRAMA.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction