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I Don't Expect Anyone to Believe Me (Paperback): Juan Pablo Villalobos

I Don't Expect Anyone to Believe Me (Paperback)

Juan Pablo Villalobos; Translated by Daniel Hahn

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'I don't expect anyone to believe me,' warns the narrator of this novel, a Mexican student called Juan Pablo Villalobos. He is about to fly to Barcelona on a scholarship when he's kidnapped in a bookshop and whisked away by thugs to a basement. The gangsters are threatening his cousin-a wannabe entrepreneur known to some as 'Projects' and to others as 'dickhead' - who is gagged and tied to a chair. The thugs say Juan Pablo must work for them. His mission? To make Laia, the daughter of a corrupt politician, fall in love with him. He accepts . . . though not before the crime boss has forced him at gunpoint into a discussion on the limits of humour in literature. Part campus novel, part gangster thriller, I Don't Expect Anyone to Believe Me is Villalobos at his best. Exuberantly foul-mouthed and intellectually agile, this hugely entertaining novel finds the light side of difficult subjects - immigration, corruption, family loyalty and love - in a world where the difference between comedy and tragedy depends entirely on who's telling the joke.

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Imprint: And Other Stories
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2020
Authors: Juan Pablo Villalobos
Translators: Daniel Hahn
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-911508-48-9
Subtitles: Spanish
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-911508-48-2
Barcode: 9781911508489

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