Posted by: koolwine | October 31, 2014

Return Trip: Mexico

Sometimes one book per country isn’t enough. Now that I’m on the lookout for international authors, their books jump out at me and I can’t refuse them even if I’ve already covered their territory. I’ve sneaked these books in between my “official” reading. I thought I’d share them with you.

Down the Rabbit Hole • Fiesta en la madriguera

by Juan Pablo Villalobos • Translated by Rosalind Harvey
Originally published in 2010 by Anagrama
My edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012 • 75 pgs

Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos
Summary: A Liberian pygmy hippopotamus (or two) sits atop Tochtli’s wish list. Will this precocious drug lord’s son get his heart’s desire?
Genre: Fiction
Time Period: Contemporary
Setting: Mexico; Liberia

Notes: Down the Rabbit Hole is Villalobos’ first novel, and he’d prefer that you not call it “narcoliterature.” His second novel, Quesadillas, focuses on a family living in poverty in 1980s Mexico.

World Lit Up Rating:book iconbook iconbook iconbook icon
(On a scale of 1-5, with 1 book = turned off and 5 books = lit up)

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