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Come Dance with Me

Hoban, Russell

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ISBN 10: 0747574529 / ISBN 13: 9780747574521
Published by Bloomsbury UK, 2005
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Title: Come Dance with Me

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK

Publication Date: 2005

Book Condition:Good

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There is a strangeness about Christabel Alderton. Elias Newman can see it right away, as well he might.

When Christabel was 13 she was walking by the River Lea and some people in a cabin cruiser waved to her. The scene before her seemed to freeze like a photograph and she felt weird. A little later the boat blew up and killed everyone on board. Since then she’s been troubled by a sort of second sight that works sometimes, but not always. Now, years later, she sings with a band called Mobile Mortuary who make their onstage entrance climbing out of body drawers. Death is much on her mind because the men in her life tend to die before their time and she’s come to think she’s bad luck. Elias Newman is a diabetologist who meets Christabel at a Royal Academy of Arts exhibition. Fascinated, he’s keen to know her better. She’s attracted to him but afraid of what might happen if she lets herself fall in love. Christabel and Elias are complicated people. Via Symbolist paintings and German ballads the narrative flows from the River Lea via a haunted woodland bog out to the crash of the Pacific surf on Kahakuloa Head in the Hawaiian Islands. And only in a Hoban novel could such an intensely involving love story embrace the redemptive power of ketchup bottles.

About the Author:

Russell Hoban is the author of many novels including Amaryllis Night and Day,The Bat Tattoo, Her Name Was Lola, Riddley Walker, and Turtle Diary. His books for children include the Frances books and The Mouse and his Child.

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