Picks and Pans Review: In Praise of the Stepmother

updated 12/31/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/31/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Mario Vargas Llosa

If George Bush had written a novel about a precocious preadolescent seducing his stepmother, adding intimately detailed accounts of such pastimes as ear cleaning, he wouldn't have become president of his country either. (Farrar Straus Giroux)

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