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Description - The Dancer Upstairs by Nicholas Shakespeare

This novel explores one of the most astonishing stories in the whole history of twentieth century terrorism. Colonel Rejas was the policeman charged with the task of capturing the Peruvian guerrilla leader Ezequiel, but having been dismissed he finds the burden of silence and secrecy too heavy. On meeting Dyer, a foreign correspondent, he is moved to relate the tortuous progress of the manhunt for the first time. The Dancer Upstairs is a story reminiscent of Graham Greene and John le Carr- - tense, intricate and heartbreaking. Shakespeare is interested in grand themes- love, vocation, politics and the corrupting power of moral and ideological absolutes-The Dancer Upstairs will be enjoyed by any kind of reader-It is enviably good, a genuinely fine novel from a writer who possesses real heart and flair' Louis de Berni-res, Sunday Times Almost steams with the author's understanding of South America and yet is somehow poetic and tender' Observer Will count among the best work being produced by the present generation of British writers' Independent on Sunday

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099466567
ISBN-10: 0099466562
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicholas Shakespeare

NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE is the author of The Vision of Elena Silves (1989), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. His other novels include The High Flyer, for which he was nominated for the Grants list in 1993 and The Dancer Upstairs which was chosen by the American Libraries Association as the best novel of 1997. In 1999 his biography, Bruce Chatwin, was published to great critical acclaim.

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