About the Book
- This third And Other Stories edition, published 2022, is in the Mexican ‘papel picado’ look of our series. It is by Elisa von Randow, the Brazilian designer whose beautiful designs for Villalobos’s Brazilian publisher Companhia das Letras we have adopted.
- With an introduction by Adam Thirlwell.
- Down the Rabbit Hole was shortlisted for the 2011 Guardian First Book Award and the 2012 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize.
- Read And Other Stories publisher Stefan Tobler’s 2012 thoughts on Juan Pablo Villalobos’ Guardian First Book Award shortlisting and the unprecedented success of And Other Stories’ first year of publishing here.
- Readers of Spanish may be interested to read more reviews and other thoughts posted on Villalobos’ website.
- Down the Rabbit Hole has created quite a buzz in the Spanish-speaking world and beyond. It was published in Spain in 2010 (Anagrama) and has been translated into many languages, including Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Romanian, Dutch and English.
‘A pint-size novel about innocence, beastliness and a child learning the lingo in a drug wonderland. Funny, convincing, appalling, it’s a punch-packer for one so small.’
‘Down the Rabbit Hole is a miniature high-speed experiment with perspective … a deliberate, wild attack on the conventions of literature.’
‘That rarest of animals, a book that is, to all intents and purposes, perfect.’
'Juan Pablo Villalobos, channeled Mexico’s drug wars via the voice of a narco-baron’s son in his touching and invigorating Down the Rabbit Hole.’
‘If you’re going to have an imprisoned child narrate a novel, then not so much as a word should be out of place. There are no such slips in Juan Pablo Villalobos’s debut novella. We have here a control over the material which is so tight it is almost claustrophobic. […] This is a novel about failing to understand the bigger picture, and in its absence we can see it more clearly.’
The Daily Mail
'Villalobos creates Tochtli’s half-corrupt, half-innocent world […] with a brilliant, tragi-comic light touch.’
‘The cumulative parodic effect is chillingly powerful.’
‘A novel that breaks our hearts (which we knew were broken, but still hurt) and invites us to both laugh and think.’
Books by Juan Pablo Villalobos
Down the Rabbit Hole (first edition)Juan Pablo Villalobos£5.00
I’ll Sell You a DogJuan Pablo Villalobos£5.00 – £10.00
I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe MeJuan Pablo Villalobos£6.99 – £11.99
Invasion of the Spirit PeopleJuan Pablo Villalobos£9.99 – £11.99
Down the Rabbit HoleJuan Pablo Villalobos£5.00 – £6.99
QuesadillasJuan Pablo Villalobos£5.00 – £10.00
Quesadillas (first edition)Juan Pablo Villalobos£5.00 – £10.00