CANTORAS by Carolina De Robertis - Library Journal "Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Prepub Alert, Sept. 2019, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert"

Library Journal | March 4, 2019

“Social activist and award-winning novelist (the multi-best-booked The Invisible Mountain, plus Perla and The Gods of Tango), Uruguayan American writer de Robertis opens her new work in 1977 Uruguay, where the military flattens all dissent and being homosexual is virtually life-threatening. Here, five cantoras (“female singers”)—Romina, Flaca, Anita “La Venus,” Paz, and Malena—befriend one another and, after finding a remote, uninhabited cape, Cabo Polonio, travel between this sanctuary and Montevideo as they struggle to live their lives.”

Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis was included in Barbara Hoffert’s Fiction Picks for the September 2019 pre-pub alerts! Follow the link above to see the full list.


Jessica Spivey