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Vargas Llosa’s ‘Five Corners’ Among Best-Sellers

Vargas Llosa’s ‘Five Corners’ Among Best-Sellers
Vargas Llosa’s ‘Five Corners’ Among Best-Sellers

Only a month after well-known Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa released his latest novel ‘Five Corners’, now the writer is shaping up to have another literary hit.

The new book has earned a spot on the list of best-selling books in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Spain, reported.

After the second week alone, Penguin Random House, which has the rights to the book, said that the high demand forced them to print 5,000 more books.

Jaime Carbaja, manager of Crisol bookstores in Peru, said that they had also asked for more books. “I calculate that by the end of the year, this book could easily reach 20,000 copies in the country.”

He explained that the popularity of Vargas Llosa’s latest novel has ignited interest in his past novels as well. “This effect happens to writers of the stature of Vargas Llosa, people come back for another of his novels,” he added.

In ‘Five Corners’, the writer creates a mural, rich in details and contrasts, in which characters from very different social circles find themselves affected by the terror provoked by the corruption associated with the ruling elite during the President Alberto Fujimori’s administration in Peru (1990-2000).

Vargas Llosa, 80, is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist, college professor and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature.

He is one of Latin America’s most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading writers of his generation.

He writes prolifically across an array of literary genres, including literary criticism and journalism. His novels include comedies, murder mysteries, historical novels, and political thrillers. Several of his works have been adapted as feature films.