Betrayed by Rita Hayworth by Manuel Puig

By Manuel Puig

Finally again in print, Manuel Puig's celebrated first novel is a startling anatomy of a small city in thrall to its personal petty lusts, betrayals, scandals, thefts, and gossip--but such a lot of all, to the films. Centering round a boy named Toto, aware of the town's secrets and techniques and consistently desirous to fill within the grotesque or provoking moments of his formative years with Hollywood-inspired delusion, Betrayed by way of Rita Hayworth is a symphony of upset, comedian, sour, and bawdy voices, all hemmed in via life's refusal to act just like the silver display, and might be the funniest and such a lot sincere coming-of-age tale of its time.

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5i —To matching kerchiefs and shoes and handbags for the morning outfits, with a scarf on my head, and then the afternoon change with my hair in a band or loose. I spend hours changing, it's so much fun, a pity I can't take find dresses and suits. First the pictures of myself. — No, And so I pass the time. have them bring up coffee and buns, I don't eat supper, good for the figure and the pocketbook. And when I feel like looking pretty, I try on the evening wear, in an upsweep, like Mecha Ortiz in The Women when at the end she's going to meet that man she loves so much.

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