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Dark Tangos

  • Au­thor: Lewis Shin­er
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    It gets Buenos Aires ge­og­ra­­phy about 80% right, the char­ac­ters don't sound mex­i­­can, and there's on­­ly two or three phras­es with mis­­­matched gen­der­s.

    This may ap­­pear to be faint praise, but trust me, it's head and shoul­ders above the av­er­age non-ar­­gen­­tini­an fic­­tion in that re­spec­t, in­­­clud­ing (spe­­cial­­ly!) that writ­ten by oth­­er span­ish-s­­peak­ing writ­er­s.

    The sto­ry it­­self is sort of thin, and lays the mys­tic "tan­­go is a dark dance" way too thick, but that was to be ex­pec­t­ed just from the ti­­tle.

    I got this as a free PDF from Bo­ing Bo­ing, and it's not bad.