In 1972, 18-year-old Frederick Boyle arrives by ship in the heat and dust of Montevideo, Uruguay. Equipped with only a phrase book, a few pesos and two volumes of philosophy, he immediately changes his name to Ramon Bolio. Uruguay is a country on the brink of dictatorship and as Ramon makes new friends and marvels at the beautiful girls, the world around him is changing rapidly. Then one night he encounters the music and dance of the tango and begins the long process of becoming a Milonguero or master.
Looking back on this time many years later, Ramon finds himself at the heart of the suspicious disappearance of a teenage girl. He reflects on the threads that link the past to the present, of the mistakes and decisions made that shape a life into what it is. Winged with Death is a novel about time and tango and revolution, abduction and denial.
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