Betrayed by Rita Hayworth

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Dalkey Archive Press, 2009 - Fiction - 222 pages
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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.


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User Review  - Jargoneer - LibraryThing

Novel told in multiple voices in order to create portrayal of ordinary Argentinian lives in the 1930s/1940s. It is almost impossible to provide a plot summary for this novel since there is very little ... Read full review

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User Review  - GlebtheDancer - LibraryThing

Betrayed by Rita Hayworth isn't a book I can praise wholeheartedly. It is a good read, and contains many of the motifs and devices that Puig put expertly into practice in Kiss of the Spider Woman, but ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Manuel Puig was born in Argentina in 1932 and died in Mexico in 1990. He is the acclaimed author of many novels, including Heartbreak Tango and Kiss of the Spider Woman. In coming seasons, Dalkey Archive Press will be publishing Heartbreak Tango as well as Puig's Buenos Aires Affair.

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