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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter Book Review Summary

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Mario, a 19-year old Law-student working in a radio station, falls in love with his aunt-in-law, Julia Urquidi. She thinks Mario is a child and calls him 'Varguitas' but soon he proves to her he's a young man already, with great ambitions of becoming a novelist in Paris. They end up in love, and issues arouse when relatives become known of this. They flee to an unknown town intending to be married.

Meanwhile, Mario finds a friend in Pedro Camacho, a soap opera radio writer who, after achieving great success, has begun to lose control over his characters (they die in one episode to reappear the next) and runs of the risk of being fired since the audience is getting confused. The boiling imagination of Camacho's scripts and the riotous life of Varguitas is interweaved: Varguitas confronts his family claiming that he will provide a good life to Julia. She encourages him to pursue his dream of going to Paris and Camacho loses his mind and is sent to a mental hospital.
This report prepared by Augusto Wong Campos








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   aunt Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Brain/Body disability?    -   mental illness Lover is    -   much younger/older

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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