THE GODS OF TANGO.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, one which is about crossing boundaries - gender, sexual and geographical - and the growth of the tango. "February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, carrying only a small trunk and her father's cherished violin, leaves her Italian village for a new home, and a new husband, in Argentina. Arriving in Buenos Aires, she discovers that he has been killed, but she remains: . . she is seduced by the music that underscores life in the city: tango, born from lower-class immigrant voices, now the illicit, scandalous dance of brothels and cabarets. . . Knowing that she can never play in public as a woman. She cuts off her hair, binds her breasts, and becomes 'Dante'." SIGNED on the title page. 363 pp. ISBN: 978-1101874493.
Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with a remainder dot).