Out of love and desperation, a man suddenly sees the possibility of changing his life completely and goes for it. It’s a daring move, and as with every bold venture, there’s a price to pay. In this case, a very high one that involves the death of all that he loves, and the need to abandon his identity and reinvent himself. Bruno Fólner’s Last Tango tells the story of the transformation of a man who knows death is stalking him and so he bets all he has on life, even at the cost of losing everything. With an absolute control over the psychology of a character who knows himself less than he believes, and an exquisite prose, translated by Rhonda Dahl Buchanan, this new novel by the Argentine writer Mempo Giardinelli narrates a journey of passion toward the unknown. It may end in tragedy or liberation, but the journey, justifies the end.
“The most recent novel by the Argentine writer Mempo Giardinelli narrates the journey of a man in search of happiness. Giardinelli’s novel is based on the fantasy of living another life, leaving everything behind and starting over. It shifts between the paradox of a man who feels guilty and one who found happiness by making a radical change in his life.” — Revista Diners Club
“The book ends without betraying its driving force. Parting from a restrained liberating despair, it remains faithful to an existentialist stoicism that unites transparency with passion.” — Diario La Nación, Buenos Aires