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Author De Robertis, Carolina, author.

Title Cantoras / Carolina De Robertis.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    DEROBERTIS,CAR    DUE 08-03-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 317 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "This is a Borzoi book."
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Female friendship -- Fiction.
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Sexual minority community -- Uruguay -- Fiction.
Homosexuality -- Government policy -- Uruguay -- Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction.
Uruguay -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Polonio, Cape (Uruguay) -- Fiction.
Montevideo (Uruguay) -- Fiction.
Uruguay -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780525521693 (hardcover) $26.95
0525521690 (hardcover) $26.95
9780525521709 (ebook)

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