Santa Evita

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Knopf, 1996 - Fiction - 371 pages
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From one of Latin America's finest writers comes a mesmerizing novel about the legendary Eva Peron. Bigger than fiction, Eva Peron was the poor-trash girl who reinvented herself as a beauty, snared Argentina's dictator, reigned as uncrowned queen of the masses, and was struck down by cancer. When her desperate but foxy husband brings Europe's leading embalmer to Eva's deathbed to make her immortal, the fantastical comedy begins.

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

An interesting book that focuses on what happened to Eva Peron's embalmed corpse from her death until it was finally buried in Buenos Aires two decades later after residing in the intelligence ... Read full review

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User Review  - steadfastreader - LibraryThing

I can't tell if this is fiction or not. I kept checking the cover for "Santa Evita : A Novel" but the "A Novel" part was never there. The title page has it listed under the Library of Congress as ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Tomas Eloy Martinez was born in 1934 in Argentina. During the military dictatorship, he lived in exile in Venezuela where he wrote his first three books, all of which were republished in Argentina in 1983, in the first months of democracy. During a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for International Scholars, Martinez wrote The Peron Novel, which was published in 1988. Currently he is a professor and director of the Latin American Program at Rutgers University.

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