Comic novel by Mario Vargas Llosa, published as La tia Julia y el escribidor in 1977. Vargas Llosa uses counterpoint, paradox, and satire to explore the creative process of writing and its relation to the daily lives of writers. One half of the story is an autobiographical account of an aspiring writer named Marito Varguitas, who falls in love with Julia, the divorced sister-in-law of his Uncle Lucho. Marito's success at writing and romance contrasts with the fortunes of Pedro Camacho, the protagonist of the other half of the story, who is a devoted but declining author of radio soap operas.
Unique love story set in Lima. First published in 1977. The first couple of chapters left me wondering; then I was hooked. Marito is a young student who works at a radio station to put himself through law school. Among his job responsibilities is keeping tabs on the radio soap opera writer Pedro Camacho, one of the more astonishing literary characters I've met. When sexy Aunt Julia comes to visit, Marito barely has time for his studies. Some adult content.