Dancing Lessons: A Novel

Paperback | September 7, 2011

byOlive Senior

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When her house in the Jamaican countryside is damaged by a hurricane, Gertrude Samphire is sent to by her estranged daughter Celia to Ellesmere Lodge, an assisted living centre. Gertrude is unimpressed with her new wealthy neighbours, and spends most of her time alone. It is only through writing that she finds her voice, and she begins to record her life in a notebook: memories of her gothic childhood, impetuous marriage, and struggles with raising a family. Gertrude slowly comes out of her shell, establishing and mending the relationships she has beenmissing for so long-and comes to realize she may not be as alone as she once felt.

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When her house in the Jamaican countryside is damaged by a hurricane, Gertrude Samphire is sent to by her estranged daughter Celia to Ellesmere Lodge, an assisted living centre. Gertrude is unimpressed with her new wealthy neighbours, and spends most of her time alone. It is only through writing that she finds her voice, and she begins...

OLIVE SENIOR is the prizewinning author of a dozen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Her short story collection Summer Lightning (Longman, 1986) won the inaugural CommonwealthWriters' Prize for Best Book, and her poetry collection Over the Roofs of theWorld (Insomniac, 2005) was a finalist for the 2005 Governor General's Litera...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.02 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:September 7, 2011Publisher:Cormorant BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770860479

ISBN - 13:9781770860476

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