Kaija and her husband, Dr. Samuel Rudin, are also living as expatriates in Sweden. Rudin, a psychiatrist, specializes in treating people like Salome who have been traumatized by war and political upheaval. As the couples' destinies intersect, they must each confront the secrets they have kept and acknowledge the painful truth that personal choices can result in tragic, irrevocable consequences.
Richman deftly explores the complex landscape of lives shaped by political events beyond their control in a deeply moving and beautifully rendered second novel. From the author of the
critically acclaimed "The Mask Carver's Son" comes "Swedish Tango," a powerful story of two couples from opposite ends of the earth who seek refuge in Sweden, where their lives intertwine in a poignant dance with destiny.
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Two couples seek to escape their painful pasts and find asylum in Sweden in this intricate, occasionally melodramatic novel by Richman (The Mask Carver's Son). Salome de Ribero's tranquil life in SantSep 01 2004 | Read Full Review of Swedish Tango: A Novel
Salome de Ribero's tranquil life in Santiago, Chile, with her beloved husband Octavio, a film star and poet, and their three children, is shattered when Octavio's political alliances put the family in danger.| Read Full Review of Swedish Tango: A Novel
thugs of Allende's opponent Pinochet abduct and torture his wife Salome to frighten Allende supporters and to personally make Octavio pay.Sep 18 2004 | Read Full Review of Swedish Tango: A Novel
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