Eating Air: A Novel
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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