Knopf

9780525521693

STARRED REVIEW

Cantoras

Freedom—its presence and absence, the longing for it—colors every page of Carolina De Robertis’ masterful, passionate and at times painful new novel.

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Review of ‘Cantoras’

Dictatorships cannot abide desire. That visceral human gravitation, the movement of the marrow in the direction of want, is the antithesis of totalitarianism. To express it—and especially to express it in a manner the gatekeepers of mainstream society deem aberrant—is to express a dangerous, powerful kind of freedom. 

Freedom—its presence and absence, the longing for…

Interview with Carolina De Robertis

“It’s possible to write about this without minimizing the horrors, not to airbrush reality, but to create a fully human story.” In Cantoras, Carolina De Robertis has crafted a masterful novel about the meaning of desire in an age of repression.

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