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Cantoras Book
Book | First edition. | Alfred A. Knopf, New York : 2019.

  • 1 of 2 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative
  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Place Hold
Branch Call Number Location Holdable? Status
Crystal Ridge FIC DEROB 2019 Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available
Grimsby Fic DeR Adult Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
About

From the highly acclaimed, award-winning author of The Gods of Tango, a revolutionary new novel about five wildly different women who, in the midst of the Uruguayan dictatorship, find each other as lovers, friends, and ultimately, family. In 1977 Uruguay, a military government has crushed political dissent with ruthless force. In an environment where citizens are kidnapped, raped, and tortured, homosexuality is a dangerous transgression. And yet, despite such societal realities, Romina, Flaca, Anita "La Venus," Paz, and Malena--five cantoras, women who "sing"--somehow, miraculously, find each other and discover an isolated cape, Cabo Polonio, inhabited by just a lonely lighthouse keeper and a few rugged seal hunters. They claim this place as their secret sanctuary. Over the next 35 years, their lives move back and forth between Cabo Polonio and Montevideo, the city they call home, as they return, sometimes together, sometimes in pairs, with lovers in tow, or alone. Throughout it all, the women will be tested repeatedly--by their families, lovers, society, and each other--as they fight to live authentic lives. A genre-defining novel and De Robertis's masterpiece, Cantoras is a breathtaking portrait of queer love, community, forgotten history, and the strength of the human spirit. De Robertis has written a novel that is at once timeless and groundbreaking--a tale about the fire in all our souls and those who make it burn.
Details

  • ISBN: 0525521690
  • ISBN: 9780525521693
  • Physical Description: 317 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
  • General Note:
    "This is a Borzoi book."

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