Tango for a Torturer

Tango for a Torturer

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Aldo Bianchi, an Argentine former revolutionary living in Italy, travels to Havana where he meets the beautiful Bini, a young girl working the hotels with great wit and panache. Bianchi soon discovers via his liaison with Bini that his nemesis, the Uruguayan military torturer Alberto R?os, is living under a false identity in Cuba. Putting his tropical holiday on hold, Bianchi goes on the hunt for his sadistic enemy. Daniel Chavarr?a portrays the sensuousness and skullduggery of contemporary Havana, a city that offers erotic thrills to pleasure-seeking tourists even as it hides villains in its humid embrace. While R?os thrives on bribery and corruption, Bianchi is driven by a desire to see justice done. Tango for a Torturer is a political thriller in which bawdy humour coexists alarmingly with chilling evocations of the evils wrought by military dictatorships in Buenos Aires and Montevideo.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 36mm | 299.38g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852428740
  • 9781852428747

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?Stylish, amusing and full of sex? The Guardianshow more

About Daniel Chavarria

Born in Uruguay, Daniel Chavarria was for many years Professor of Latin, Greek, and Classical literature, devoting much of his time and energy to researching the origins and evolution of prostitution. He has won numerous literary awards around the world including the 1992 Dashiell Hammett Award and the 2002 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original for Adios Muchachos.show more