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Dancing lessons : a novel

Author: Olive Senior
Publisher: Toronto : Cormorant Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"When her house in the Jamaican countryside is damaged by a hurricane, Gertrude Samphire is sent (by her estranged daughter Celia) to Ellesmere Lodge, an assisted living centre. Gertrude is unimpressed with her new wealthy neighbours, and spends most of her time alone. It is only through writing that she finds her voice, and she begins to record her life in a notebook: memories of her gothic childhood, impetuous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olive Senior
ISBN: 9781770860476 1770860479
OCLC Number: 729990927
Description: 371 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Olive Senior.

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"When her house in the Jamaican countryside is damaged by a hurricane, Gertrude Samphire is sent (by her estranged daughter Celia) to Ellesmere Lodge, an assisted living centre. Gertrude is unimpressed with her new wealthy neighbours, and spends most of her time alone. It is only through writing that she finds her voice, and she begins to record her life in a notebook: memories of her gothic childhood, impetuous marriage, and struggles with raising a family. Gertrude slowly comes out of her shell, establishing and mending the relationships she has been missing for so long-and comes to realize she may not be as alone as she once felt."--Publisher.

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