Eating Air: A Novel

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Telegram, 2009 - Ballerinas - 407 pages
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Ella de Vries, a dancer with the Royal Ballet, falls in love with Donny McLeod, a free spirit who draws her into a household of political radicals and extremism. A violent crime sends Ella into self-imposed exile in Brazil, and 30 years later she returns to find the economy is in freefall and another kind of terrorism is active.

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Pauline Melville's first book, Shape-shifter, a collection of short stories, won the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Macmillan Silver Pen Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book. The Ventriloquist's Tale is her first novel.

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