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Written by Tomas Eloy MartinezAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Tomas Eloy Martinez

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: July 29, 1997
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-76814-2 (0-679-76814-9)
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From one of Latin America's finest writers comes a mesmerizing novel about the legendary Eva Peron. Bigger than fiction, Eva Peron was the poor-trash girl who reinvented herself as a beauty, snared Argentina's dictator, reigned as uncrowned queen of the masses, and was struck down by cancer. When her desperate but foxy husband brings Europe's leading embalmer to Eva's deathbed to make her immortal, the fantastical comedy begins.

"Brilliant ... Mr. Martinez's book is a profound meditation on the nature and meaning of memory, the relationship between authors and subjects, and the anarchic drive of popular mythology.... A superb craftsman, Mr. Martinez moves through stories of Evita's life and death--and the peregrinations of her body--with a dazzling array of literary devices, including imagined interviews and memoirs, even fake screenplays.... he affirms his place among Latin America's best writers."--New York Times Book Review