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- Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (1968), Puig's first novel, is a loosely autobiographical account which focuses on a boy growing up in a provincial town in Argentina who fantasizes about movie stars as a means of escapism.
- Heartbreak Tango: A Serial (1969), Puig's second novel, is a parody of the melodramatic serial novels popular in Argentina.
- The Buenos Aires Affair (1973), Puig's third novel, is based on the popular detective novel genre and focuses on the sexual obsessions of the characters.
- A Curse upon the Reader of These Pages (1980), Puig's sixth novel, focuses on the dialogue between two characters: Larry, a twenty-six-year-old former history teacher, and Ramirez, a seventy-four-year-old Argentine exile.
- Tropical Night Falling (1988) was Puig's last novel. The English translation was not published until a year after his death.
- Eva Peron (1996), by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz and translated by Shawn Fields, is a biography of Eva Peron (1919-1952), a popular political figure in modern Argentina.
- The Dirty War (1994), by Charles H. Slaughter, is a young adult novel set in Argentina in 1976.
- Argentina (1999), by Michael Burgan, provides an overview of Argentine history, geography, and culture.
- A Hammock beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America (1991), edited by Thomas Colchie, is a collection of short stories, including "Relative Humidity 95%" by Puig.