Irrawaddy tango: a novel

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Knopf, 1993 - Fiction - 289 pages
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A pepper-tongued, tango-dancing Asian beauty rises from a village girlhood to become the wife of her country's dictator, and then a leader of the guerrillas arrayed against him. Her story is told in a novel that moves from the fictitious Asian country of Daya to America and back, from the 1940s to the 90s.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A promising second novel—about an Asian dictator's wife—that is soon overwhelmed by incidents and insights presumably significant but too often contrived and unconvincing. Set like its predecessor ... Read full review

Irrawaddy tango: a novel

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In her second novel, Law-Yone has created another Asian female protagonist ravaged by the inhumanity of a cruel and crazy world dominated by impotent old men. The titular heroine grows up in the small ... Read full review


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Wendy Law-Yone was born in Mandalay, Burma, and raised in Rangoon. She is currently the David T. K. Wong Fellow at the University of East Anglia.

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