Memoir, Story & Travelogue

Santa Fe & Esmeralda

Santa Fe & Esmeralda

A Love Story

Santa Fe & Esmeralda tells the story of a friendship between a Dutch musician and a the gay, Argentine aspiring dancer and musician. A unique kind of friendship, reminiscent of a love story— a rarely shared narrative of friends recounting the moment “they fell” for each other. Set against the backdrop of Buenos Aires’ history and vibrant art scene from 1987 to 1996. The narrative takes an unexpected turn when the friend contracts AIDS, and the protagonist become both caregiver and advocate, defying social stigmas.

“Santa Fe & Esmeralda is a poignant and beautifully written memoir that navigates the intricate dance of love, friendship, and resilience between a Dutch musician and a gay Argentine dancer during Argentina’s tumultuous transition to democracy, capturing the essence of their enduring bond and the profound impact of their journey through a changing world.”​

— A Reader

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