Kiss of the Spider Woman

Manuel Puig

impressive story told through the dialogue of two prisoners in a jail in an unnamed latin american country. a gay window dresser entertains his revolutionary cellmate by narrating movies he has seen, and over time an intimacy develops between them. interspersed are theory-laden footnotes about the origins of homosexuality. due to the format, a little tough to get into at first and even understand what’s going on, but it definitely rewards in the end. very smart.