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Beauty salon

Autore: Mario Bellatin
Editore: San Francisco : City Lights Books, 2009.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"An extremely slender, sad tale by Bellatin recounts a gay man's reflections on the waning days of sexual excess and the specter of death wrought by AIDS, though here AIDS is a mysterious, nameless plague. Formerly a stylist in a beauty salon in an unnamed city, the narrator, a transvestite, has now transformed the salon into the Terminal, 'where people who have nowhere to die end their days.' The Terminal has  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Allegories
Gay fiction
Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento {1} {2}
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mario Bellatin
{0} 9780872864733 0872864731
Numero OCLC: 253837811
Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Riconoscimenti: American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards Honor Book, 2010.
Descrizione: 63 p. ; 18 cm.
Altri titoli: Salon de belleza.
Responsabilità: Mario Bellatín ; translated from the Spanish by Kurt Hollander.
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