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By Carolina De Robertis
In defiance of the brutal military government that took power in Uruguay in the 1970s, and under which homosexuality is a dangerous transgression, five women miraculously find one another—and, together, an isolated cape that they claim as their own.
Over the next thirty-five years, they travel back and forth from this secret sanctuary, sometimes together, sometimes in pairs, with lovers in tow or alone. Throughout it all, they will be tested repeatedly—by their families, lovers, society, and one another—as they fight to live authentic lives.
A groundbreaking, genre-defining work, Cantoras is a breathtaking portrait of queer love, community, forgotten history, and the strength of the human spirit.
“Cantoras is a stunning lullaby to revolution – and each woman in this novel sings it with a deep ferocity. Again and again, I was lifted, then gently set down again – either through tears, rage, or laughter. Days later, I am still inside this song of a story.” (Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author)