All library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

I'll sell you a dog

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2016.
Language:
English
Description
Long before he was the taco seller whose 'Gringo Dog' recipe made him famous throughout Mexico City, our hero was an aspiring artist: an artist, that is, till his would-be girlfriend was stolen by Diego Rivera, and his dreams snuffed out by his hypochondriac mother. Now our hero is resident in a retirement home, where fending off boredom is far more grueling than making tacos. Plagued by the literary salon that bumps about his building's lobby and haunted by the self-pitying ghost of a neglected artist, Villalobos's old man can't help but misbehave: he antagonises his neighbors, tortures American missionaries with passages from Adorno, and flirts with the revolutionary greengrocer. A delicious take-down of pretensions to cultural posterity, I'll Sell You a Dog is a comic novel whose absurd inventions, scurrilous antics and oddball characters are vintage Villalobos.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781908276742
9781908276759
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 02bcbbf9-2358-69d2-5f83-ef31619926a2
Full title i ll sell you a dog
Author villalobos juan pablo
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-20 22:58:42PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 23:33:32PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Harvey, Rosalind, 1982-
author Juan Pablo Villalobos
author2-role Harvey, Rosalind,1982-translator.
author_display Villalobos, Juan Pablo
available_at_catalog Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description Long before he was the taco seller whose 'Gringo Dog' recipe made him famous throughout Mexico City, our hero was an aspiring artist: an artist, that is, till his would-be girlfriend was stolen by Diego Rivera, and his dreams snuffed out by his hypochondriac mother. Now our hero is resident in a retirement home, where fending off boredom is far more grueling than making tacos. Plagued by the literary salon that bumps about his building's lobby and haunted by the self-pitying ghost of a neglected artist, Villalobos's old man can't help but misbehave: he antagonises his neighbors, tortures American missionaries with passages from Adorno, and flirts with the revolutionary greengrocer.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 02bcbbf9-2358-69d2-5f83-ef31619926a2
isbn 9781908276742, 9781908276759
item_details ils:CARL0000710659|35192050384183|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Villalo|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000710659|35192050384191|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Villalo|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000710659|35192050384209|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Villalo|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:3a9c070d-cd9b-4682-bd77-bb0ff685db37|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-05-21T04:33:32.009Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction, Novels
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Villalo
local_time_since_added_catalog Six Months, Year
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9781908276742
publishDate 2016
record_details ils:CARL0000710659|Book|Books||English|And Other Stories,|2016.|244 pages ; 20 cm, overdrive:3a9c070d-cd9b-4682-bd77-bb0ff685db37|eBook|eBook||English|And Other Stories Publishing|2016|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000710659|35192050384183|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000710659|35192050384191|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000710659|35192050384209|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:3a9c070d-cd9b-4682-bd77-bb0ff685db37|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Artists -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Mexico -- Fiction, Mexico City (Mexico) -- Fiction, Older people -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- Fiction, Social classes -- Fiction
title_display I'll sell you a dog
title_full I'll Sell You a Dog, I'll sell you a dog / Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated by Rosalind Harvey
title_short I'll sell you a dog
title_sub
topic_facet Artists, Fiction, Literature, Older people, Social classes