Betrayed by Rita Hayworth
Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine
Finally back in print, Manuel Puig's celebrated first novel is a startling anatomy of a small town in thrall to its own petty lusts, betrayals, scandals, thefts, and gossip—but most of all, to the movies. Centering around a boy named Toto, privy to the town's secrets and always eager to fill in the ugly or upsetting moments of his childhood with Hollywood-inspired fantasy, Betrayed by Rita Hayworth is a symphony of disappointed, comic, bitter, and bawdy voices, all hemmed in by life's refusal to behave like the silver screen, and is perhaps the funniest and most honest coming-of-age story of its time.
Nb of pages 222 p.
Publication Date 01 March 2009
Nb of pages 222
List Price $13.95
Mita's Parents' Place, La Plata, 1933
-A brown cross-stitch over beige linen, that's why your tablecloth turned out so well.
-This tablecloth alone gave me more trouble than the whole set of doilies, a full eight pairs . . . if they paid more for needlework, I could hire a sleep-in maid and spend more tine on embroidery, once I get my customers, don't you think?
-Embroidery doesn't seem tiring, but after a few hours your back begins to ache.
"Puig's work is among the most original of the final years of the 20th century." -Mario Vargas Llosa
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Genres : Fiction : Latin America
Countries : Argentina