Dark Tangos

Dark Tangos

A Novel

Book - 2011
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After the breakup of his marriage and his forced relocation to Buenos Aires, Rob Cavenaugh's life was going downhill fast. Until he met Elena. She was smart and beautiful and danced like a dream. But she had a history that she said he could never understand, a history that went back to the Dirty War of the 1970s, when government death squads brought a new word to the world: the Disappeared. Then he learned that the past is never over in Argentina. Beyond the bright lights and the romantic tango music were the open wounds of kidnapping, torture, and betrayal and one last chance for redemption.
Publisher: Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596063969
1596063963
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 24 cm

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Aug 13, 2016

Shiner is a fine writer. This short novel explores how Argentina's violent military dictatorship of the past still influences events in the present. A lesser writer might have chosen to inflate this story with unneeded subplots. Shiner juxtaposes the tango with the repercussions of kidnapping and torture. A compelling read but, fair warning, it contains some strong violence.

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