Set in Peru during the 1950s, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter is the story of an 18 year old student who falls for a 32 year old divorcee.
Mario, an aspiring writer, works at a radio station that broadcasts, live each day, up to a half-dozen short-run soap operas.
At the same time that the author meets his "Aunt Julia", the radio station, which had been buying scripts by weight from Cuba, hires a Bolivian scriptwriter named Pedro Camacho to write the serials.
The novel chronicles the scriptwriter's rise and fall in tandem with the protagonist's affair.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/06/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571288601