Dancing Lessons: A Novel by Olive SeniorDancing Lessons: A Novel by Olive Senior

Dancing Lessons: A Novel

byOlive Senior

Paperback | September 7, 2011

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When her house in the Jamaican countryside is damaged by a hurricane, Gertrude Samphire is sent 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 been missing for so long – and comes to realize that she may not be alone as she once felt.

Olive Senior is the prize-winning author of a dozen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Her short story collection Summer Lightning (Longman, 1986) won the inaugural Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, and her poetry collection Over the Roofs of the World (Insomniac, 2005) was a finalist for the 2005 Governor General’s Li...
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Title:Dancing Lessons: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.02 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:September 7, 2011Publisher:CORLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770860479

ISBN - 13:9781770860476

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