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Literature / Pubis Angelical

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Pubis Angelical is a 1979 novel by the acclaimed Manuel Puig, author of other famous works as Kiss of the Spider Woman and Betrayed By Rita Hayworth.

The plot alternates between separate realities. One is reality, an Argentine woman confined to a Mexican hospital in the 1970s, during the argentinian Proceso de Reorganización Nacional.

In the second narrative, the woman is in Central Europe in the years leading up to World War II. She is here involved in various intrigues, and carries on an extramarital romance. The third narrative is a Science Fiction tale involving a cyborg woman named W218 in a Post Apocalyptic Ice Age, who serves the government by performing sexual therapy on aging men, and is therefore in a sense a government sponsored prostitute.


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