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Dark Tangos

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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.

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