Learning that he is dying of tuberculosis, self-styled ladies' man Juan Carlos is doted upon by the women in his life including his mother, sister, and two girlfriends, who fail to see that their own lives are crumbling in their adoration for Juan.
About the Author
Manuel Puig is the acclaimed author of many novels, including Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and The Buenos Aires Affair. He was born in Argentina in 1932 and died in Mexico in 1990.
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Boquitas pintadas based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
easy to read, it depicts our parents´ times and society so well, i can vividly imagine what relationships were like back then, fortunately quite different from what they re like now!!!!
A novel about life in a small town on the Argentine pampas during the 1930s, filled with intrigue, prejudice, sexual treachery and betrayal. This was translated into English as "Heartbreak Tango."