Author(s): Colum McCann


One kind of masculine grace is perfectly matched to another in this beautiful novel from one of Ireland's most acclaimed writers. This novel opens with a scene of war which is destined to become a classic: trudging back from the front through a ravaged and icy wasteland, their horses dying around them, their own hunger rendering them almost savage, the Russian soldiers are exhausted as they reach the city of Ufa, desperate for food and shelter. They find both, and then music and dance. And there, spinning unafraid among them, dancing for the soldiers and anyone else who will watch him, is one small pale boy, Rudolf. This is Colum McCann's dancer. Rudolf, a prodigy at six years old, who became the greatest dancer of the century, who redefined dance, rewrote his own life, and died of AIDS before anyone knew he had it. This is an extraordinary life transformed into extraordinary fiction by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. Colum McCann was born in 1965. He has won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and has been nominated for both the Irish Times Fiction Prize and the Impac Prize. He has travelled widely and is currently based in New York with his wife and children. Trade Paperback


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