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A novel by Linda Walsh

Amazon  $20 CAD


From 1976 to 1983, during a brutal

military regime in Argentina,

thousands of people disappeared.

Alejandra’s parents fled the dictatorship

and settled in Peterborough, Canada.

As a child, Alejandra discovers they have

been keeping terrible secrets from her

and she suffers from nightmares. She

s comforted by her grandfather’s

stories of his life as an orphan in a

tenement house in Buenos Aires at the

turn of the last century. His stories are

filled with colourful characters –

tango singers, fortune tellers, dancers,

and thieves. He fills the house with tango

music and teaches her to dance. A trip to

Argentina and her relationship with

Silvio, an artist from Buenos Aires, are

part of  Alejandra’s long journey to face

the pain and loss in her family’s past. 


About the author

Linda Walsh, originally from London,

England, grew up in Canada. and now lives

in Toronto. She is a visual artist and tango

instructor and has made several trips to

Buenos Aires to study tango music and dance.

She was the tango instructor for the 2019 film Into Invisible LightShe has won the Commonwealth Short Story Competition for Canada and Europe and the Eden Mills Fringe Literary Contest. She has been shortlisted for the Guernica Prize and

the Alice Munro Short Story Competition

and longlisted for the CBC Short Story

Prize.Her new novel, Interpreting Silence,

will be released in May 2024. She is

currently working on a collection of short stories.

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