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    DescriptionThis 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 Carre - tense, intricate and heartbreaking.


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    Title
    The Dancer Upstairs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Shakespeare
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 187 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099466567
    ISBN 10: 0099466562
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR609
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    27 December 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nicholas Shakespeare was born in 1957. The son of a diplomat, much of his youth was spent in the Far East and South America. His novels have been translated into twenty languages. They include The Vision of Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, Snowleg and The Dancer Upstairs, which was chosen by the American Libraries Association in 1997 as the year's best novel, and in 2001 was made into a film of the same name by John Malkovich. His most recent novel is Secrets of the Sea. He is married with two small boys and currently lives in Oxford.
    Review quote
    "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 Bernieres 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 "As cracking a story as any yarn, as informed as any journalism, and delivered with firmness and urgency" The Times "In addition to being a satisfyingly rich tale or romance this is a highly intelligent examination of Peruvian - and South American - reality... Funny and devastating... I was riveted by this superb novel" New Statesman