Betrayed by Rita Hayworth
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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