The place is Argentina. The year is 1913. A young woman named Leda has just arrived from her home in Italy to join her new groom, only to find that he has died. But Leda decides to stay and navigate the unpredictable life of an immigrant girl in the land of the tango. That’s the plot of the new book "The Gods of Tango" by Oakland author Carolina De Robertis.
"It gives life and voice and survival and resilience to people that are working so incredibly hard to survive."
That's Carolina De Robertis speaking with KALW's Hana Baba. De Robertis will be reading from the novel at on Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm at Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley.