El Vuelo de la Reina

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Punto De Lectura, Oct 1, 2006 - Fiction - 297 pages
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An irresistible novel about a force derived from the dark face of desire and power. Between Camargo, a powerful director of a reputable newspaper in Buenos Aires, and Reina, a journalist half his age, arises a passion that leads him to a dangerous game of obsession. The intrigues and the erotic suspense fill this story with dominations, and corruptions until its shocking end. His arrogance and his blindness sink him in a love story that will forever change his life.

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Political, inner explorational narrative of an unapologetically selfish man. Well written and engaging read into the psyche of a man with few redeeming qualities, but for whom you somehow still connect with. Read full review

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A story of the obsession of a woman by a narcissist. Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Tomás Eloy Martínez was born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina on July 16, 1934. He received an undergraduate degree in Spanish and Latin American literature from the National University of Tucumán and a master's degree from the University of Paris. He was a novelist, journalist, essayist and critic. In the early 1970s, he conducted long interviews with Juan Domingo Perón in Madrid, where the general was living in exile. In 1975, while eating lunch in a Buenos Aires restaurant, he received word that when he stepped outside, he would be assassinated by a right-wing paramilitary group. Since there was no back door, he decided to document his own murder and phoned his newspaper requesting a photographer. When a swarm of photographers descended, the assassins scattered. He fled the country and eventually ended up in the United States, where he taught at the University of Maryland in the mid-1980s. His works include The Perón Novel (La Novela de Perón), Santa Evita, and The Tango Singer (El Cantor de Tango). He taught at Rutgers University from 1995 until his death. He died as the result of a brain tumor on January 31, 2010 at the age of 75.

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