ISBN9780802141873
PublisherPerseus International
PublishedJune 30, 2005
Pages176
AuthorPedro Lemebel
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height8.3 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth0.5 in.

My Tender Matador: A Novel

Pedro Lemebel

PAPERBACK

June 30, 2005

Centered around the 1986 attempt on the life of Augusto Pinochet, an event that changed Chile forever, My Tender Matador is one of the most explosive, controversial, and popular novels to have been published in that country in decades. It is spring 1986 in the city of Santiago, and Augusto Pinochet is losing his grip on power. In one of the city's many poor neighborhoods works the Queen of the Corner, a hopeless and lonely romantic who embroiders linens for the wealthy and listens to boleros to drown out the gunshots and rioting in the streets. Along comes Carlos, a young, handsome man who befriends the aging homosexual and uses his house to store mysterious boxes and hold clandestine meetings. My Tender Matador is an extraordinary novel of revolution and forbidden love, and a stirring portrait of Chile at an historical crossroads. By turns funny and profoundly moving, Pedro Lemebel's lyrical prose offers an intimate window into the mind of Pinochet himself as the world of Carlos and the Queen prepares to collide with the dictator's own in a fantastic and unexpected way.

Get My Tender Matador: A Novel by Pedro Lemebel and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

My Tender Matador: A Novel

Pedro Lemebel

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Information

ISBN9780802141873
PublisherPerseus International
PublishedJune 30, 2005
Pages176
AuthorPedro Lemebel
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height8.3 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth0.5 in.

Synopsis

Centered around the 1986 attempt on the life of Augusto Pinochet, an event that changed Chile forever, My Tender Matador is one of the most explosive, controversial, and popular novels to have been published in that country in decades. It is spring 1986 in the city of Santiago, and Augusto Pinochet is losing his grip on power. In one of the city's many poor neighborhoods works the Queen of the Corner, a hopeless and lonely romantic who embroiders linens for the wealthy and listens to boleros to drown out the gunshots and rioting in the streets. Along comes Carlos, a young, handsome man who befriends the aging homosexual and uses his house to store mysterious boxes and hold clandestine meetings. My Tender Matador is an extraordinary novel of revolution and forbidden love, and a stirring portrait of Chile at an historical crossroads. By turns funny and profoundly moving, Pedro Lemebel's lyrical prose offers an intimate window into the mind of Pinochet himself as the world of Carlos and the Queen prepares to collide with the dictator's own in a fantastic and unexpected way.

Get My Tender Matador: A Novel by Pedro Lemebel and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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