Bedside Manners

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Serpents Tail/High Risk Books, 1995 - Fiction - 121 pages
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A woman returns to her homeland, a Latin American country that has just returned to democratic rule. A friend suggests she recuperate from her journey at a local country club. Soon after arriving, she realizes the club overlooks the training grounds of soldiers plotting to bring back military rule. A comedy of manners in which the military jump in and out of the kingsize bed faster than you can say coup. This is Luisa Valenzuela at her best ? ironic, political commentary laced with sex and humour.

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A woman recently returned to find democracy restored in her Latin American homeland remains passively immobilized in bed at a remote country club, trying to ignore the surreal history and politics ... Read full review

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An anonymous senora returns home, seeking refuge in a country club resort that she soon realizes faces an army boot camp. Magically, the troops enter her pacific realm, entwining two realities into ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Luisa Valenzuela was born in Argentina and now lives in Buenos Aires. She is described by Carlos Fuentes as 'the heiress of Latin American fiction'. Translations of her work published by Serpent's Tail include The Lizard's Tail, Bedside Manners and Open Door.

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