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Here at the end of the world we learn to dance / Lloyd Jones.

By: Jones, Lloyd, 1955- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin Books, 2002Description: 271 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0143018183 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- FictionDDC classification: NZ823.2
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Lloyd Jones' new novel moves from the West Coast of New Zealand to Buenos Aires to Sydney; from the closing of the First World War to the present time and back over a series of heart-wrenching journeys in between. Taking his cure from the tango, Jones examines the possibility of a passion that must remain unfulfilled as it is requited. Jones won the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the Montana Book Awards in 2001 with his novel, The Book of Fame.


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Kiriyama Prize and American Library Association award winner Jones (Mister Pip) uses the sensuous tango to link generations in this inventive novel, first published in 2002 in New Zealand. In 1915 New Zealand, young Louise helps two Quakers escape war service by hiding them in a cave. A piano tuner named Schmidt, suspected of being German, joins them. To pass the time, Schmidt teaches Louise the tango. Years later in Buenos Aires, Louise becomes Schmidt's shop assistant in his music business-and his mistress. The parallel story belongs to Rosa, Schmidt's granddaughter, who owns a restaurant in Wellington that features Argentine music. She entices Lionel, a dishwasher, to learn the tango. During these after-hours interludes, she talks about the great love story of her grandfather and Louise. Rosa takes Lionel to the cave hideout, where they dance the tango and become lovers in the same place Schmidt and Louise began their affair. Lionel returns to his parents' ranch, ending his affair with Rosa, but when he falls in love with a local woman, he begins to teach her the tango. Jones's latest is an imaginative love story well told. Recommended for all public libraries.-Donna Bettencourt, Mesa Cty. P.L., Grand Junction, CO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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