Tropical Night Falling

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Simon & Schuster, 1991 - Fiction - 189 pages
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From one of Latin America's most celebrated writers--author of Kiss of the Spider Woman--comes his poignant yet hard-edged final novel. At the heart of the story are two elderly Argentine sisters who share a life of gentle gossip. But through their conversations, Puig reveals the chaotic, violent lives of their neighbors.

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Tropical night falling

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A pair of elderly sisters living in tropical Brazilian exile from "stinking old Argentina,'' where winters can be rough, embody Puig's conviction that life moves on waves of desire and regret. It's ... Read full review

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I loved the narrative structure Puig used. Most of the action was relayed to the reader by two sisters gossiping and visiting. The sisters are funny, sweet, sad, and all too human. Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Author Manuel Puig was born in General Villegas, Argentina on December 28, 1932. Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (1968) is an innovative novel narrating through a variety of techniques the story of a young Argentine boy who lives vicariously through the movies. Puig uses the phenomenon of compulsive movie-going as a symbol for alienation and escape from reality. Heartbreak Tango (1969) evokes the spiritual emptiness of the Argentine provincial life in the 1930s and the vulgarity of popular music and the soap opera. His best known work, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1979), was adapted as a film in 1985 and as a Broadway musical in 1993. He died of a heart attack on July 22, 1990.

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