I Don't Expect Anyone to Believe Me by Juan Pablo Villalobos
'I don't expect anyone to believe me,' warns the narrator of this novel, a Mexican student called Juan Pablo Villalobos. He is about to fly to Barcelona on a scholarship when he's kidnapped in a bookshop and whisked away by thugs to a basement. The gangsters are threatening his cousin-a wannabe entrepreneur known to some as 'Projects' and to others as 'dickhead' - who is gagged and tied to a chair.
The thugs say Juan Pablo must work for them. His mission? To make Laia, the daughter of a corrupt politicia