- Author: Manuel Puig
- Translator: Suzanne Jill Levine
- Introduction:Alan Chesue
- Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS
- Published: March 2009
- ISBN-10: 1564785300
- ISBN-13: 9781564785305
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 2009
- Subject: FICTION / Contemporary Women
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(Latin American Literature series). Back in print, this 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, the novel is a symphony of disappointed, comic, bitter, and bawdy voices, all hemmed in by life's refusal to behave like the silver screen. 222p.
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