this sweeping epic, true love transcends the brutality of war.
Octavio Ribeiro loves truth, beauty, literature, and above all
else, his wife Salomé. As a student in Chile, he courted her with
the words of great poets, and she fell in love with his fierce
intelligence and uncompromising passion. Then a sudden coup brings
a brutal military dictatorship into power, and puts anyone who
resists in grave danger..
Salomé begs Octavio to put his family's safety first, rather
than speak against the new regime. When he refuses, it's Salomé who
pays the price. Belatedly awake to the reality of their danger,
Octavio finds political asylum for the family in Sweden. But for
Salomé, the path back to love is fraught with painful secrets, and
the knowledge that they can never go home again..
Previously published as Swedish Tango