When We Danced on Water

When We Danced on Water

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Preparing to retire, 85-year-old Teo, one of the world's most influential choreographers, becomes enamored with Vivi, a 40ish waitress at a Tel Aviv cafe, and as they embark on a complex dance of life and art, the ghosts of their pasts are reawakened and cry out for forgiveness and healing. Original. 25,000 first printing.


Fromacclaimed author Evan Fallenberg, an exquisitelycrafted debut novel tells the story of a preeminent male ballet dancer in theautumn of his career—a Jew whose talent once saved him from the Nazis—whosefading passion for life will flare back to life after a new romance links himto a younger woman fleeing the ghosts of her past as an Israeli Soldier. Fallenberg’s Tel Aviv-set tale that will resonate withreaders of Wladyslaw Szpilman’sThe Pianist, Dalia Sofer’sThe Septembers of Shiraz, and Thrity Umrigar’s The Space Between Us, as well as any whohave been touched by war or diaspora, as two characters’ intimate journeypoignantly explores the pain of fractured pasts, the hope for second chances, thepotency of artistic catharsis, and the certainty that love can conquer all.

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Eighty-five-year-old Teo, one of the world's most influential choreographers, becomes enamored with Vivi, a waitress at a Tel Aviv cafe, and starts a complicated relationship with her.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062033321
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 21 cm


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