Shortlistedfor the Guardian First Book Award 2011.
Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is a child whose father is a drug baron on the verge of taking over a cartel, and Tochtli is growing up in a luxury hideout that he shares with hit men, dealers, and the odd corrupt politician or two
Closing date: 07/09/2018
'A beautifully realised short novel that narrates the daily life of a powerful drug lord ensconced in his palatial hideaway, seen through the clear eyes of his young son ... A brief and majestic debut that converts the drug novelA into a fascinating narrative.'
Matias Nespolo, El Mundo
'A novel that breaks our hearts (which we knew were broken, but still hurt) and invites us to both laugh and think.'
'Amidst this boom of so-called narco-literatureA , Villalobos has managed to avoid lapsing into moralism through the voice of his child narrator, which is strange and cruel in its innocence.'
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: And Other Stories
|Publication date:||1st September 2011|
|Author:||Juan Pablo Villalobos, Adam Thirlwell|
|Publisher:||And Other Stories|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1973. He now lives in Madrid, Spain, and has two Mexican-Brazilian-Italian-Catalan children. Down the Rabbit Hole is his first novel and is being translated into seven languages.More About Juan Pablo Villalobos, Adam Thirlwell