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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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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