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Swedish Tango: A Novel

Swedish Tango: A Novel by Alyson Richman 0743476425 9780743476423
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Octavio Ribeiro is a rising movie star in Chile when, at the request of his literary hero, Pablo Neruda, he agrees to serve as a media trainer in the presidential campaign of Salvador Allende. This involvement exposes Octavio and his family -- especially his wife, Salome -- to the ruthless kidnapping and terror tactics of Allendes rival, Pinochet, until they escape to political exile in Sweden.Kaija and her husband, Dr. Samuel Rudin, are also living as expatriates in Sweden. Rudin, a psychiatrist, specializes in treating people like Salome who have been traumatized by war and political upheaval. As the couples destinies intersect, they must each confront the secrets they have kept and acknowledge the painful truth that personal choices can result in tragic, irrevocable consequences.Richman deftly explores the complex landscape of lives shaped by political events beyond their control in a deeply moving and beautifully rendered second novel. From the author of thecritically acclaimedThe Mask Carvers SoncomesSwedish Tango,a powerful story of two couples from opposite ends of the earth who seek refuge in Sweden, where their lives intertwine in a poignant dance with destiny.

Author: Alyson Richman

Language: English

Edition: 1st Atria Books Hardcover Ed

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 352

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: 2004-09-28

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