The Bad Girl

The Bad Girl

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Description

When the beautiful teenage Lily arrives in Lima in 1950, fifteen-year-old Ricardo falls instantly in love with her. She claims to be from Chile, but vanishes the moment it becomes clear that she has lied about both her name and her nationality. A decade later, now living in Paris, Ricardo falls in love with a woman named Comrade Arlette, who is incredibly similar to Lily but refuses to acknowledge that she is the same person. For his whole life, Ricardo seems doomed to keep running into 'Lily', and to keep falling in love with her. Will he ever discover who she really is?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 25mm | 260g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571234119
  • 9780571234110
  • 68,015

Review Text

An immensely moving story. Simon Baker Spectator
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About Mario Vargas Llosa

With novels including The War of the End of the World, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto and The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa has established an international reputation as one of the Latin America's most important authors.
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Rating details

31,409 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 41% (12,766)
4 36% (11,296)
3 17% (5,367)
2 5% (1,524)
1 1% (456)
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