Poet and Dancer, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Poet and Dancer, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

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Angel is dark and plain, introverted and submissive, a spontaneous composer of childish verses, wholly consumed by the wild, seductive spell of her cousin Lara - a beautiful, irresponsible creature who expresses herself in free-form dance.

What begins as a tender and intimate attachment between two young girls deepens in adulthood into something complex and perilous, as Lara's life spins in increasingly erratic circles while Angel's passionate devotion to her remains undiminished.  

Set against the vivid, dream-like landscape of Manhattan in the recent past, Poet and Dancer is an altogether unforgettable novel, written with the subtlety, wry humour and beauty that are the hallmarks of one of the twentieth century's most brilliant novelists and storytellers.

“All the vibrant, cosmopolitan buzz of roaring Manhattan pulses through this disturbing read” - Daily Mail