I'll Sell You A Dog

I'll Sell You A Dog

Paperback - 2016
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Long before he was the taco seller whose 'Gringo Dog' recipe made him famous throughout Mexico City, our hero was an aspiring artist: an artist, that is, till his would-be girlfriend was stolen by Diego Rivera, and his dreams snuffed out by his hypochondriac mother. Now our hero is resident in a retirement home, where fending off boredom is far more grueling than making tacos. Plagued by the literary salon that bumps about his building's lobby and haunted by the self-pitying ghost of a neglected artist, Villalobos's old man can't help but misbehave: he antagonises his neighbors, tortures American missionaries with passages from Adorno, and flirts with the revolutionary greengrocer. A delicious take-down of pretensions to cultural posterity, I'll Sell You a Dog is a comic novel whose absurd inventions, scurrilous antics and oddball characters are vintage Villalobos.
Alternative Title: I will sell you a dog
Publisher: Los Angeles : And Other Stories, 2016.
ISBN: 9781908276742
1908276746
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 244 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Harvey, Rosalind 1982-- Translator

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Long before he was the taco seller whose 'Gringo Dog' recipe made him famous throughout Mexico City, our hero was an aspiring artist: an artist, that is, till his would-be girlfriend was stolen by Diego Rivera, and his dreams snuffed out by his hypochondriac mother. Now our hero is resident in a ... Read More »


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LadyDi52
Aug 30, 2018

Very funny; 'would probably be even funnier if I had lived in Mexico City and knew the neighbourhoods and names of artists scattered throughout this monologue.

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mclarjh
May 01, 2017

Comical.

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