Kiss of the Spider Woman, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Sometimes they talk all night long. In the still darkness of their cell, Molina re-weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the films he loves, and the cynical Valentin listens.

Valentin believes in the just cause which makes all suffering bearable; Molina believes in the magic of love which makes all else endurable.

Each has always been alone, and always - especially now - in danger of betrayal.

But in cell 7 each surrenders to the other something of himself that he has never surrendered before.




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The storyline is very gripping: two political prisoners in an unknown Latin-American jail are forging an unlikely friendship amongst a background of torture, poisoning and psychological pressures. The fantastic background story is only an expression to one of the protagonist's fantasies. Readable, without being patronizing and intellectual, this book will be suitable for everyone and also for students who are interested in gender/queer studies.