The bad girl
- THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
Translated from Spanish by Lana Kalandia
The Bad Girl is one of the most distinguished novels by the great writer and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature – Mario Vargas Llosa. The book tells a love story of a woman and a man which begins in their youth and accompanies them for almost forty years and their difficult relationships that face many obstacles throughout this period. Their thrilling life develops parallel to the political, social and cultural transformations of the early 20th century.
The book has a broad geography – Lima, Paris, London, Tokyo, Madrid – where the unusual events happening in these cities are originally fused with the extraordinary relations of the characters. Mario Vargas Llosa completely breaks all the familiar clichés of romantic love and experiences and once again makes the readers ponder over the eternal question, which is as old as the world itself: ‘What is the true face of love?’