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Paperback Mean Woman Book

ISBN: 0803261128

ISBN13: 9780803261129

Mean Woman

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What is a woman to do? Mean Woman raises and answers the question time and again. The female characters in the novel rule countries, are oppressed, and rise again individually and in groups. Shifting scenes of Latin American politics are evoked in kaleidoscopic play. Swaggering heroines of tango, the Argentines Eva and Isabelita Pern, the itinerant Filipina Imelda Marcos, and their male consorts may be glimpsed in a vision whose sustained humor dazzles...

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fantastico

"mean woman" has this enchanted amusement park funhouse quality, all mixed up with circus music and kaleidoscope perspective shifts...and this is a novel addressing brutal dictatorship, personal and political tyranny and exploitation...at once delightful, provocative, disturbing and, mostly, astonishing. borinsky is a fine, fine writer, who presents her own brand of fiction with authority and style.
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