|Plot Summary of Kiss and Tango|
|"On a visit to friends in Argentina in 1997, thirty-something New York advertising exec Marina Palmer becomes entranced by the tango. Upon her return to New York, she endeavors to take lessons -- as often as thrice a week -- and spends nights dancing at the various tango haunts around Manhattan. She's unsatisfied in work and love and decides to hit up her parents to subsidize a move to Buenos Aires so she can persue a career as a professional tango dancer.
Palmer dives headlong into the world of tango. She takes lessons. She frequents the all-night tango salons. She searches for a partner. (As she explains more than once, she is a New York-born, London-raised, French-educated daughter of a Greek mother and American father. Thus, her stage name "La Griega.") Along the way, she becomes involved in steamy couplings and uncouplings with would-be dance partners. Her accounts, in this respect, take place in the bedroom more than on the dance floor. No details are spared.
At the end of her time in Buenos Aires in 2002, the political situation is growing increasingly unstable. Palmer is still dancing, but -- unlike some of those with whom she performs on the streets -- she has the means to leave the city during several days of rioting. She eventually leaves Buenos Aires for Greece."
ldpaulson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Kiss and Tango|
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Story of entertainer?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- not employed but independently wealthy
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
What kind of sex:
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- actual description of hetero sex
Lot of foul language?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
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