A Light Comedy by Eduardo Mendoza

In the late 1940s the Civil War is over, and Franco is still very much in charge. Prullas, a once-popular playwright, leaves his wife by the seaside while he pursues a crowded life in the stifling city: his producer wants him to persuade their rich patron Vallsigorri that they cannot use the third-rate actress Lili whom the backer has foisted on him. In the course of playing honest broker, however, Prullas starts an affair with Lili. Fate intervenes: Vallsigorri is murdered and Prullas is prime suspect, but as this is a light comedy, the ending is, to some extent, a happy one.

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My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 7.5 (light novel) Paperback 92670 $9.14 $9.69 2019
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