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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407063546
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

The Dancer Upstairs




'Enviably good' Louis de Bernieres.

Can be read on its own or as a sequel to The Vision of Elena Silves. A chance encounter with Colonel Rejas provides the key to a story that Latin America correspondent John Dyer, has been following for 12 years, a story which details the progress of a manhunt alive with terror and longing. 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 guerilla leader Ezequiel, but having been dismissed he found 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.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407063546
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Nicholas Shakespeare

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. Recent books include Secrets of the Sea and Priscilla. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is married with two sons and divides his time between Oxford and Tasmania.

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