Down the Rabbit Hole (Paperback)

By Juan Pablo Villalobos

And Other Stories, 9781908276001

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/2/2012)

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"A brief and majestic debut." --Matias Nespolo, "El Mundo
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 powerful cartel, and Tochtli is growing up in a luxury hideout that he shares with hit men, prostitutes, dealers, servants, and the odd corrupt politician or two. Long-listed for "The Guardian "First Book Award, "Down the Rabbit Hole," a masterful and darkly comic first novel, is the chronicle of a delirious journey to grant a child's wish.

About the Author

Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1973. He studied marketing and Spanish literature. He has researched such diverse topics as the influence of the avant-garde on the work of Cesar Aira and the flexibility of pipelines for electrical installations. He lives in Barcelona, Spain.