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The Buenos Aires Affair

(1976)
A novel by

 
 
Hailed by The New York Times as aan Argentinian tour de force.a

Manuel Puigas masterful and ironic adetective novela concerns the abduction of a woman, an impending murder, and the dim memories of a thousand old glamour queensa"Garbo, Dietrich, Veronica Lake, Rita Haywortha"all combining to make a powerful portrait of two decidedly unglamorous lives: Gladys Hebe DaOnofrio, a lonely 35-year-old sculptor, tormented by her fantasies and perpetually in search of the ideal lover; and Leo Druscovich, an outwardly confident and successful art critic, deeply troubled by a terrible guilt that surfaces in his repeated sexual failures. Taking on, exchanging, and growing into the roles of victim and criminal, their lives presented through a variety of different kinds of aevidenceaa"lists, scribbled notes, transcripts, one-sided interrogationsa"these two lost souls gradually find themselves entirely dependent on one another . . . and heading towards precisely the sort of violent ending a detective novel demands.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Buenos Aires Affair
Author(s): Manuel Puig
ISBN: 0-525-07200-4 / 978-0-525-07200-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: E. P. Dutton
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Paperback Editions

August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Buenos Aires Affair (Argentinian Literature)
Author(s): Manuel Puig
ISBN: 1-56478-580-7 / 978-1-56478-580-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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May 1989 : UK Paperback

Title: Buenos Aires Affair
Author(s): Manuel Puig
ISBN: 0-571-15098-5 / 978-0-571-15098-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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July 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Buenos Aires Affair
Author(s): Manuel Puig
ISBN: 0-394-74474-8 / 978-0-394-74474-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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