Dancer : a novel
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New York : Picador Modern Classics, 2015.
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Format
Book
Edition
First Picador Modern Classics edition.
Physical Desc
336 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781250051790, 1250051797

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"A Russian peasant who became an international legend, a Cold War exile who inspired millions, an artist whose name stood for genius, sex, and excess-the magnificence of Rudolf Nureyev's life and work are known, but now Colum McCann, in his most daring novel yet, reinvents this erotically charged figure through the light he cast on those who knew him. Taking his inspiration from the biographical facts, McCann tells the story through a chorus of voices: there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi's first ballet teacher, who rescues her protégé from the stunted life of his town; Yulia, whose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet-sanctioned marriage; and Victor, the Venezuelan hustler, who reveals the lurid underside of the gay celebrity set. Spanning four decades and many worlds, from the horrors of Stalingrad to the wild abandon of New York in the eighties, Dancer is peopled by a large cast of characters, obscure and famous: doormen and shoemakers, Margot Fonteyn and John Lennon. And at the heart of the spectacle stands the artist himself, willful, lustful, and driven by a never-to-be-met need for perfection. In ecstatic prose, McCann evokes the distinct consciousness of the man and the glittering reflection of the myth. The result is a monumental story of love, art, and exile"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

McCann, C. (2015). Dancer: a novel. First Picador Modern Classics edition. New York: Picador Modern Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McCann, Colum, 1965-. 2015. Dancer: A Novel. New York: Picador Modern Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McCann, Colum, 1965-, Dancer: A Novel. New York: Picador Modern Classics, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McCann, Colum. Dancer: A Novel. First Picador Modern Classics edition. New York: Picador Modern Classics, 2015. Print.

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