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Dancer : a novel

Author: Colum McCann
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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. [In this novel, the author] tells the story through a chorus of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Rudolf Nureyev; Rudolf Nureyev
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Colum McCann
OCLC Number: 52558393
Notes: Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Company, ©2003. 1st ed.
"Metropolitan Books."
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Colum McCann.

Abstract:

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. [In this novel, the author] tells the story through a chorus of voices: there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi's first ballet teacher, who rescues her proteg 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, [the novel] 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 the novel, the author] 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.-Dust jacket.

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