Winner of the Stonewall Book Award, The Gods of Tango is a sensual story of music, passion, and the quest for an authentic life against the odds. Enter here for your chance to win a signed copy!
Arriving in Buenos Aires in 1913, with only a suitcase and her father’s cherished violin to her name, seventeen-year-old Leda is shocked to find that the husband she has travelled across an ocean to reach is dead. Unable to return home, alone, and on the brink of destitution, she finds herself seduced by the tango, the dance that underscores every aspect of life in her new city. Knowing that she can never play in public as a woman, Leda disguises herself as a young man to join a troupe of musicians. In the illicit, scandalous world of brothels and cabarets, the line between Leda and her disguise begins to blur, and forbidden longings that she has long kept suppressed are realized for the first time.
To commemorate the victims of the Orlando massacre, Carolina De Robertis wrote this beautiful poem entitled “For Orlando.”