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Dancer from the Dance

Dancer from the Dance (Paperback)

By Holleran, Andrew

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RUPERT EVERETT One of the most important works of gay literature, this haunting, brilliant novel is a serio-comic remembrance of things past - and still poignantly presentDancer from the Dance depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searchi... read full description below.

ISBN 9781529110760
Barcode 9781529110760
Published 6 June 2019 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529110760
ISBN-10 1529110769
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 6 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Holleran, Andrew
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 202g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Gay culture - Fiction - New York State - New York, Nineteen seventies - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RUPERT EVERETT One of the most important works of gay literature, this haunting, brilliant novel is a serio-comic remembrance of things past - and still poignantly present Dancer from the Dance depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. From Manhattan's Everard Baths and after-hours discos to Fire Island's deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low for meaningful companionship. The person he finds is Sutherland, a campy quintessential queen - and one of the most memorable literary creations of contemporary fiction. Hilarious, witty, and ultimately heartbreaking, Dancer from the Dance is truthful, provocative, outrageous fiction told in a voice as close to laughter as to tears.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Dance from the Dance accomplished for the 1970's what The Great Gatsby achieved for the 1920's - the glamorization of a decade and a culture -- Edmund White A life changing read for me. Describes a New York that has completely disappeared and for which I longed - stuck in closed-on-Sunday's London -- Rupert Everett An astonishingly beautiful book. The best gay novel written by anyone of our generation * Harper's * The first gay novel everybody read... It's the story of youth and beauty and money and drugs. But overarchingly, it's the story of a new queer future -- Michael Cunningham * New York Times Magazine * Beautiful, hilarious, heart-breaking and tender -- Andrew McMillan
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andrew Holleran was born in Aruba in 1943. After attending Harvard and dropping out of law school he moved to New York City where, after ten years, he wrote his first novel Dancer from the Dance in 1978. Holleran is the author of three other novels, Nights in Aruba, The Beauty of Men and Grief, and one collection of short stories, In September, the Light Changes. He currently lives in Washington, D.C.

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