The Resource Dancing backwards, Salley Vickers

Dancing backwards, Salley Vickers

Label
Dancing backwards
Title
Dancing backwards
Statement of responsibility
Salley Vickers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Violet Hetherington is crossing the Atlantic on a cruise ship to New York, to visit Edwin, once a close friend whom she has not seen for over twenty years. Edwin is now a successful poet and knew Violet in the days when her bittersweet poetry won her fame and prizes. During the six-day transatlantic crossing, we learn about Violet's past, her complex friendship with Edwin and the error that led to her abandoning a creative career for the safety of domesticity. As we travel backwards into her past, we observe, through the prism of Violet's shrewd and melancholy intelligence, the rich mix of other passengers who are travelling with her to a new world. And we meet Dino (aka Des) whose motives in befriending Violet are murky, but whose lessons in ballroom dancing release in her an unexpected and vital new fund of life.
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Writing style
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360025
Cataloging source
DLC
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Vickers, Salley
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Ocean travel
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Dancing backwards, Salley Vickers
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
259 p.
Isbn
9780007143146
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780007143146
Label
Dancing backwards, Salley Vickers
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
259 p.
Isbn
9780007143146
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780007143146

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