Blood of Requited Love

Blood of Requited Love

by Manuel Puig
     
 

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This inventive novel is a series of questions and confessional answers, an internal dialogue between Josemar, a construction worker, and Maria, a privileged young woman. Looking back at the teenage passion they shared from the remove of ten years, they try to reconstruct their story despite the obstacles of times passage, societal disapproval, and family pressure.…  See more details below

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This inventive novel is a series of questions and confessional answers, an internal dialogue between Josemar, a construction worker, and Maria, a privileged young woman. Looking back at the teenage passion they shared from the remove of ten years, they try to reconstruct their story despite the obstacles of times passage, societal disapproval, and family pressure. Set in a provincial Brazilian town, Blood of Requited Love explores memory and its failings, self-deception and its costs, and the hidden manacles of machismo. Back in print after being unavailable for several years, this novel is a moving work.

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ISBN-13:
9780816635351
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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