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Heartbreak Tango

(1973)
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Finally available again after many years, one of the most compelling novels from Argentina's great novelists. Awash in small-town gossip, petty jealousy, and intrigues, Manuel Puig's Heartbreak Tango is a comedic assault on the fault lines between the disappointments of the everyday world, and the impossible promises of commercials, pop songs, and movies. This melancholy and hilarious tango concerns the many women in orbit around Juan Carlos Etchepare, an impossibly beautiful Lothario wasting away ever-so-slowly from consumption, while those who loved and were spurned by him move on into workaday lives and unhappy marriages. Part elegy, part melodrama, and part dirty joke, this wicked and charming novel demonstrates Manuel Puig's mastery of both the highest and lowest forms of life and culture.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heartbreak Tango (Argentinian Literature)
Author(s): Manuel Puig
ISBN: 1-56478-553-X / 978-1-56478-553-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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September 1996 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Heartbreak Tango (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Manuel Puig, Suzanne Levine
ISBN: 0-14-018997-1 / 978-0-14-018997-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Heartbreak Tango
Author(s): Manuel Puig
ISBN: 0-09-982620-8 / 978-0-09-982620-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Heartbreak Tango
Author(s): Manuel Puig
ISBN: 0-14-015346-2 / 978-0-14-015346-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Heartbreak Tango
Author(s): Manuel Puig
ISBN: 0-525-48288-1 / 978-0-525-48288-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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May 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Heartbreak Tango: A Serial (Arena Books)
Author(s): Manuel Puig
ISBN: 0-09-940530-X / 978-0-09-940530-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arena Arrow
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1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Heartbreak tango: A serial
Author(s): Manuel Puig
ISBN: 0-394-74660-0 / 978-0-394-74660-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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