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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.
Tone
Writing style
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360025
Cataloging source
DLC
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Vickers, Salley
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6072.I333
LC item number
D36 2010
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women poets
  • Transatlantic voyages
Target audience
adult
Label
Dancing backwards, Salley Vickers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn457152654
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780374223168
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2010014579
System control number
(OCoLC)457152654
Label
Dancing backwards, Salley Vickers
Publication
Control code
ocn457152654
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780374223168
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2010014579
System control number
(OCoLC)457152654

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