A Dancer in the Dust (Hardback)Thomas H Cook (author)
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Martine Aubert was a white, native Lubandan farmer whose dream for her homeland starkly conflicted with those charged with its so-called development. But Ray's failure to understand Martine's commitment to her country had placed a noose around her neck, one tightened by a circle of vicious men, cruel taunts, and whistling machetes. It is Ray's return to the passion he'd once felt for Martine that makes A Dancer in the Dust the enthralling and moving story of two loves: Ray's love for Martine Aubert, and Martine's love for a homeland that did not love her back.
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 231 x 152 x 36 mm
"Cook excels at merging contemporary and past storylines into one narrative . . . [and] masterfully captures the tumultuous state of a country in upheaval."--Kirkus Reviews
"[A] very readable genre-twisting thriller/love story/crime novel that will captivate readers from the start to the finish."--Huntington News
"Not since John Le Carre's The Mission Song have I seen such a loving and sorrowful portrait of modern Africa. . . . A dark read, but a worthwhile one."--News & Observer (Raleigh)
"To paraphrase Winston Churchill, this novel is a mystery wrapped in a love story immersed in tragedy. . . . The book is written with grace and simplicity. . . . Highly recommended."--I Love a Mystery
"[A Dancer in the Dust] is a story of great loss and one man's chance at personal redemption, and it is very, very good. . . . Powerful. . . . Every time I had to put this book aside, I couldn't wait to get back to it."--Crime Segments
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