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But in Agustn Rejas he has an indefatigable pursuer. The other story is gripping tense, sad story of an almost surreal terrorist campaign. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published We know that Rejas captures Ezequiel, but how does it happen? Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Great book. It vividly creates a world unnerved by the menace of political instability, and its varied effect on the citizenry. Rejas is the man who captured the infamous Maoist rebel leader known as President Ezequiel, a character patterned after Abimael Guzmn, leader of Peru's Shining Path. The Dancer Upstairs: A Novel The Peruvian guerilla leader Ezequiel is responsible for tens of thousands of fiendishly cruel murders, yet he consistently eludes capture. The other story is gripping ten. Film rights to John Malkovich. Really intricate and touching; the language creates a story which reeks of human sincerity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bought it with the impression that it was actually historical rather than an approximation, so I was a little disappointed there, but that's just my poor research. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Although the novel is well written and overall an enjoyable read, I found the middle section rather slow going and was tempted to skip bits. This story plunges into the heart of darkness of a country (unnamed but based on Peru) in the grips of conflict, attacks and counterattacks, reprisal and counter reprisal, mob violence, and the army unleashing its own brand of terrorism under martial This also a portrait of a lonely man and a story of unrequited love. Recommended for most collections.-Joshua Cohen, Mid-Hudson Lib. The author, who has lived in Latin America, has a nuanced view of the nineties in a country loosely based on Peru. He is an honest, decent, incorruptible man, whose virtues are little valued by the society of which he is a part. Dancer Upstairs features one of the clumsiest frame story ( a reporter randomly encountering the person he wishes to interview in a bar) , gives it a 19th century feel I guess which the author makes the mistake of returning to (thankfully briefly) and interrupting the story. It is a tale that combines extreme violence with understated eroticism. This is an Englishman who is writing South America, so there is probably a lot of interesting stuff I have missed - but it was a cracking read touching a lot of different notes. ), and his growing relationship with his daughter's dance teacher: two parallel stories that ultimately converge. Only when he met his daughter's ballet teacher, whose passion for the rituals of his native highlands stirs memories of his childhood, and found himself falling in love with her, did his world begin to seem less dreary—and then a captured videotape enabled him at last to locate Ezequiel. His aunt has connections, but won't use them. Submit your email address to receive Barnes & Noble offers & updates. Loved it, great thriller and couldn't put it down as i got toward the last half of the book. There is a quiet drama that keeps building, and not in the way you completely expect, or at least I expected. Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2003. My book club read "The Dancer Upstairs" by Nick Shakespeare, and it was enjoyed by all. Paperback, 288 pages. The Peruvian guerilla leader Ezequiel is responsible for tens of thousands of fiendishly cruel murders, yet he consistently eludes capture. Dancer Upstairs features one of the clumsiest frame story ( a reporter randomly encountering the person he wishes to interview in a bar) , gives it a 19th century feel I guess which the author makes the mistake of returning to (thankfully briefly) and interrupting the story. About the Author. From secluded city streets to the paths of a mountain village the policeman persists, tracking and anticipating Ezequiel's every move. The book is loosely based on the 12-year hunt by a police colonel for the leftist leader. Interestingly I'd been discussing Bel Canto recently and then read The Dancer Upstairs and realizrd that the rebels in Bel Canto were most likely to have been based on the Shining Light revolutionaries depicted in this book. It's not necessary to have knowledge of or interest in Peru's history to enjoy and appreciate this novel, but it's hard not to do a bit of "googling" after reading to find out whether some of the horrors described really happened. ", “He was neither good looking nor ugly, and while he would not have turned a young girl's head, someone older might have been struck by his face and the evidence of passion which had left its traces. In Peru in the nineties they police captured a notorious university professor, Ezequiel, who had incited thousands of terrorist acts, which in turn had caused a maelstrom of police retaliation. The capture was the culmination of his career, but it also, ironically, destroyed his new-found chance at happiness. An icy rain, continuing unabated for Most of the books that have been turned into movies are good or just better than the movie. And great in their own language. Zips along nicely - very readable and interesting, although the ending will leave no-one surprised. Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, I think it's fun. But in Agustn Rejas he has an indefatigable pursuer. twists and turns, unexpected ending. Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2003. Rejas' only reprieve is his love for his daught. An icy rain, continuing unabated for ... Italy, near Cassino, in the terrible winter of 1944. Does he sleep with Yolanda?

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