The Dancer Upstairs (Paperback)
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The Dancer Upstairs (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 08/07/2021
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From the acclaimed author of The Sandpit, an exhilarating literary thriller about the hunt for a missing terrorist in South America.

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 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529114850
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


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Astoundingly good... This dramatic, moving story demands you put your life on hold until it is finished * Guardian *
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 * Sunday 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 *
As cracking a story as any yarn, as informed as any journalism, and delivered with firmness and urgency * The Times *
A crackling good yarn...Graham Greene meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez * Evening Standard *

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“Peru By Any Other Name”

I should confess immediately that this review is a partial fraud. I bought the book as a Secret Santa gift, it was never meant for me. However, I read the book when it first came out in hardback and was so engaged... More

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“Unbeatable Thriller and Endlessly Re-Readable”

I bought a book on station platform nigh on 20 years ago - Shakespeare's Dancer keeps her spell upon me still. Seamless interweaving 1980’s revolutionary politics with Peruvian ancient culture and European... More

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