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Tango for a Torturer

Tango for a Torturer

(2006)
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Aldo Bianchi, a former Argentine revolutionary now living in Italy, travels to Havana, where he meets the beautiful Bini, a sultry student with great charm and panache working the hotels. Bianchi soon discovers via his liaison with Bini that his nemesis, the Uruguayan military torturer Alberto Rios, is living under a false identity in Cuba. Putting his tropical holiday on hold, Bianchi goes on the hunt for his sadistic enemy.

Daniel Chavarria authentically 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 Rios thrives on bribery and corruption, Bianchi is driven by a desire to see justice done. Tango for a Torturer is a sexy and political thriller chock-full of bawdy humor and chilling evocations of the evils wrought by Latin American military dictatorships.

Daniel Chavarria, a former Tupamaros who hijacked a plane to fly himself to Havana in 1969, is a Uruguayan writer with two passions: classical literature and prostitutes. For years he was a 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. His novels Adios Muchachos and The Eye of Cybele are also published by Akashic Books. He lives in Havana.

 
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Tango for a Torturer
Author(s): Daniel Chavarria
ISBN: 1-933354-19-4 / 978-1-933354-19-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Tango for a Torturer
Author(s): Daniel Chavarria
ISBN: 1-85242-874-0 / 978-1-85242-874-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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Kindle Editions

May 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Tango for a Torturer
Author(s): Daniel Chavarria
Publisher: Akashic Books
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