In bookstores: Quesadillas by Juan Pablo Villalobos

 
 

Just out from FSG, Quesadillas by Juan Pablo Villalobos, author of Down the Rabbit Hole. 

Recent praise:

“A wildly funny farce that's also surprisingly moving.” —BookPage

“Wonderful . . . This is a rich book—an inflationary quesadilla, overflowing with cheese.” 
—Benjamin Rybeck, Three Guys One Book

“It's a trick to use the f-word three times in a novel's first sentence and still be as charming and disarming as Juan Pablo Villalobos manages to be in the delightful Quesadillas. . . Quesadillas is frequently laugh-out-loud funny.” 
—Nick DiMartino, Shelf Awareness

“If you haven’t expanded your horizons by reading literature from around the globe in 2014, Juan Pablo Villalobos, the Mexican-born writer living in Brazil, might be your best place to start.”
—Jason Diamond, Flavorwire

Quesadillas . . . does for magic realism what Down the Rabbit Hole did for 'narco-literature' . . . The high-keyed domestic comedy is enjoyable for its own sake, but provides cover for a satirical assault on the mendacity of Mexican politics.”
—Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

“Riotous . . . Villalobos has inaugurated a new kind of avant-garde novel, one whose grasp of certain dehumanizing political realities never erodes the power to dream something better.”
Kirkus (starred review)