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The gods of tango

Author: Carolina De Robertis
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"February 1913. Seventeen-year-old Leda, clutching a suitcase and her father's cherished violin, leaves her small Italian village for a new home (and husband) halfway across the world in Argentina. Upon her arrival in Buenos Aires, Leda is shocked to find that her bridegroom has been killed. Unable to fathom the idea of returning home, she remains in this unfamiliar city, living in a commune, without friends or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolina De Robertis
ISBN: 9781101874493 110187449X 9781101872857 1101872853
OCLC Number: 886381099
Notes: This is a Borzoi book--Title page verso.
Awards: Stonewall Book Award, Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 2016.
Description: 367 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Think of Nothing, Think of Home --
A Corner of the Possible --
The Good People of New Babel --
Noise and Blades and Death and Also This --
Ladies and Gentlemen! --
A Cup of the River of Forgetting --
Heartbreak of Mountains, Lust of the Sun --
Bright Jagged Thing.
Responsibility: Carolina De Robertis.

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"February 1913. Seventeen-year-old Leda, clutching a suitcase and her father's cherished violin, leaves her small Italian village for a new home (and husband) halfway across the world in Argentina. Upon her arrival in Buenos Aires, Leda is shocked to find that her bridegroom has been killed. Unable to fathom the idea of returning home, she remains in this unfamiliar city, living in a commune, without friends or family, on the brink of destitution. She finally acts on a passion she has kept secret for years: mastering the violin"--Dust jacket flap.

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