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The Resource Black dance, Nancy Huston, (electronic resource)

Black dance, Nancy Huston, (electronic resource)

Label
Black dance
Title
Black dance
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Huston
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A rowdy reel of a novel that spans a hundred years and one family's far flung roots by the internationally acclaimed author of Fault Lines. Screenwriter Milo Noirlac is dying. As he lies in his hospital bed, voices from his past and present-real and imagined-come to him in the dark, each taking on the rhythm of his favorite Brazilian fight-dance, the capoeira. Seated next to him, Milo's partner, bumptious director Paul Schwartz, coaxes Milo through his life story; from the abuse he suffered as a foster child, to his lost heritage, his beloved grandfather's priceless library. As Milo narrates, his story becomes the pair's final screenplay, the movie that will be their masterpiece. With Milo's imagination in full flight, several generations of Noirlac ancestors -voices in French and English, German and Dutch, Cree and Gaelic-come to life. There's Neil Kerrigan his Irish grandfather, classmate of "Jimmy" Joyce, would-be poet and aspiring activist in the fight against British occupation, crushed by his exile in Quebec; Awinita, Milo's biological mother, an Indian teen prostitute; Eugňio, a Brazilian street child whom Milo finds and fosters; and Marie-Thřs̈e, Milo's tough-as-nails aunt. As each voice cascades through Milo's memory, a fragment of family, and world, history falls into place. Already a critically-acclaimed bestseller in France, Nancy Huston's Black Dance is a rich portrait of one man's life and death; a swirling, sensual dance of a novel, from an exceptional and rare literary voice
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1953-
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Huston, Nancy
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Screenwriters
  • Men
  • Death
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Black dance, Nancy Huston, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802192653
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11842390
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842390
System control number
(MWT)MWT11842390
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Black dance, Nancy Huston, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802192653
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11842390
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842390
System control number
(MWT)MWT11842390
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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