Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Monthly Newsletter

Join Now

The Tango Singer

The Tango Singer

Author(s): Tómas Eloy Martinez

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



American student Bruno is on his research trip to Buenos Aires and he becomes steadily obsessed with tracking down an elusive and enigmatic tango singer, whose voice has never been recorded, yet apparently transcends the beauty of the tango itself.

Review this Book

To review this book, please

Log in

Book Reviews

Lead Review

Argentina! This is a journey through the modern labyrinth of Buenos Aires – dreamy at times and a brilliant translation – Elviar Gomez –

Read review

Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021