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Summer of the Dancing Bear
Guernica Editions, Spring 2012
256 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550713619
ISBN10: 1550713612
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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Summer of the Dancing Bear is a historical novel about the "rite of passage"of 14-year-old Kata befriended by a gypsy clan. The novel explores Kata's search for a viable identity, acceptance of death, and understanding of love, through her journey of solving the mystery of the disappearance of a two-year-old girl that occurred when Kata was eight years old. The story evolves within a village community polarized by racial intolerance between the villagers and the gypsies, where she grows up under the tutelage of her grandmother. It is set in 1960s Yugoslavia, still reeling from the horrors of the Second World War.

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