Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) 25 Oct 2021 - 16:14 -------------------------------------------------- Title : Juan Pablo Villalobos's 'Quesadillas', a fast-paced and colloquial novel -------------------------------------------------- IBNA- Persian translation of 'Quesadillas' (2014), a comic novel by Mexican author Juan ‎Pablo Villalobos a fast-paced and colloquial work of fiction which desperately but ‎hopefully advocates nihilism has been published.‎ Text : The book has been translated into Persian by Bahman Yaghma’ei under the title Wish We Had a Home Too . Tehran-based Negah Publishing has released Quesadillas in 186 pages as its 143rd work from the series of Modern World Literature.    It s the 1980s in Lagos de Moreno―a town where there are more cows than people, and more priests than cows―and a poor family struggles to overcome the bizarre dangers of living in Mexico. The father, a high-school civics teacher, insists on practicing and teaching the art of the insult, while the mother prepares hundreds of quesadillas to serve to their numerous progeny: Aristotle, Orestes, Archilochus, Callimachus, Electra, Castor, and Pollux.   Confined to their home, the family bears witness to the revolt against the Institutional Revolutionary Party and their umpteenth electoral fraud. This political upheaval is only the beginning of Orestes s adventures and his uproarious crusade against the boredom of rustic life and the tyranny of his older brother.   Both profoundly moving and wildly funny, Juan Pablo Villalobos s ‘Quesadillas’ is a satiric masterpiece, chock-full of inseminated cows, Polish immigrants, religious pilgrims, alien spacecraft, psychedelic watermelons, and many, many "your mama" insults.   The New York Times Book Review comments on Villalobos s work: "His novels are short, dark, comic, ribald and surreal. They aren t so much manic-depressive as they are, to borrow Delmore Schwartz s phrasing, manic-impressive. This writer stares down serious issues- poverty, class, systemic violence- and doesn t analyze them so much as sneeze all over them . . . It s all delicious, and resonant.”     The debut novel of Villalobos, ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2011. He is also the author of ‘I’ll Sell You a Dog’ (2016) and I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me (2020) which won the Herralde Prize.