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The Dancer Upstairs Paperback - 2002

by Nicholas Shakespeare

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Javier Bardem and directed by John Malkovich, "The Dancer Upstairs" is a gripping suspense novel based on the search for the leader of Peru's notorious guerrilla organization, the Shining Path.

Summary

A crackling good yarn - Graham Greene meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez' Evening StandardThis 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.

From the publisher

Nicholas Shakespeare is the author of The Vision of Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, The High Flyer, and Bruce Chatwin, a biography. He lives in London.

From the jacket flap

The Peruvian guerilla leader Ezequiel is responsible for tens of thousands of fiendishly cruel murders, yet he consistently eludes capture. But in Agustn Rejas he has an indefatigable pursuer. From secluded city streets to the paths of a mountain village the policeman persists, tracking and anticipating Ezequiel's every move. Rejas' only reprieve is his love for his daughter's beautiful dance teacher--until he begins to pick up unmistakable signals that her circles--and Ezequiel's--intersect.
Based on the extraordinary manhunt for the leader of Peru's notorious guerilla organization, The Shining Path, The Dancer Upstairs is a story reminiscent of Graham Greene and John LeCarr"--tense, intricate, and heartbreaking.

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  • Title The Dancer Upstairs
  • Author Nicholas Shakespeare
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 288
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Anchor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date February 5, 2002
  • Features Movie/TV Tie-In
  • ISBN 9780385721073 / 0385721072
  • Weight 0.49 lbs (0.22 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.94 x 5.64 x 0.64 in (20.17 x 14.33 x 1.63 cm)
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: Latin America
  • Library of Congress subjects Political fiction, Revolutionaries
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

Media reviews

“Riveting...an intriguing, well-crafted and powerful novel.”–The Washington Post

“A beautifully crafted tale of love, obsession, and terror.”–The Baltimore Sun

“Enviably good, a genuinely fine novel from a writer who possesses real heart and flair.”–Louis de Bernieres, The Sunday Times (London)

“An intriguing, well-crafted and powerful novel.” --The Washington Post

"I cannot think of any other contemporary foreign writer who has ventured with such curiosity and such sure instincts into the labyrinth of the politics of my country and acquitted himself so well." --Mario Vargas Llosa

About the author

Nicholas Shakespeare is the author of The Vision of Elena Silves, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, The High Flyer, and Bruce Chatwin, a biography. He lives in London.

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