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De Robertis, Carolina
(73 ratings)
Book, 2019
"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…Read more
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Carolina De Robertis is the author of Perla, The Invisible Mountain, and The Gods of Tango. She is the recipient of Italy's Rhegium Julii Prize and a 2012 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. (Bowker Author Biography)
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019., ©2019
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This sensuous tale from De Robertis (The Gods of Tango) takes readers to the author's native Uruguay during the 1970s to follow the harrowing lives of five women living under dictatorship. Bonded as cantoras, or "women who sing"…Read more

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Aug 19, 2021
Cantoras (a slang word for lesbian) tells the stories of five queer women who survive the dictatorship in Uruguay in the 70s. This novel is the perfect read to remind you that we can get through hard times. Uplifting and beautiful while…Read more

Mar 22, 2021
Cantoras gave me two invaluable gifts: a close-up illustration of the Uruguay military dictatorship of the 70's, and a soul-aching, hope-inspiring account of queer women through the ages... I felt I gained five new friends. A must-read.

Feb 27, 2021
A beautiful and heartbreaking story that depicts the ups and downs of friendship amongst a group of queer women as they navigate their identities and relationships in the shadow of a dictatorship. Overall, Cantoras is a fabulous book that…Read more

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