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Here At The End Of The World We Learn To Dance - Lloyd Jones

Here At The End Of The World We Learn To Dance


Published: 2nd June 2008
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* Shortlisted for the Deutz Medal for Fiction

In tango, there are no wrong turns. But every dance begins with a backward step. This is where Louise and Schmidt’s story begins, with a backward step.

Louise and Schmidt meet in a small town in New Zealand during World War I. When locals are stirred to violence against Schmidt for his German name, he and Louise take refuge in a remote cave overlooking the ocean. There, humming Argentinian songs into her ear, he teaches her the intimate rhythms of the tango—the dance that will bind them forever.

Years later, in her restaurant in Wellington, Rosa, Schmidt’s granddaughter, tells Lionel the tale of her grandfather’s affair with Louise.

And she teaches him to dance.

‘Jones has solved something that’s notoriously difficult: how to write about music so that the words themselves express its character…it’s a wonderful, aching tale.’ — NZ Herald

Lloyd Jones

Award-winning novelist Lloyd Jones was born in 1955 in Lower Hutt in New Zealand and graduated from Victoria University. He has worked as a journalist and covered Papua New Guinea's blockade of Bougainville during the 1990s, the setting for his bestselling Mister Pip.

Jones has received awards including the Katherine Mansfield Memorial fellowship in 1988, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, the Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize (2003) and the Montana New Zealand Book Award (2001) for The Book of Fame. In 2007 Jones won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Mister Pip, which was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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ISBN: 9781921351556
ISBN-10: 1921351551
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 2nd June 2008
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.37