As a child Lucas thought that all children who'd lost their parents lived on water. Now a restless young man still living with his sister Denise on their West London narrowboat, he determines to find out more about the unexplained disappearance of his father, the charismatic Jamaican dancer, Antoney Matheus. Thus unfolds a journey from fifties Kingston to Sixties Notting Hill and the host of unforgettable characters who peopled Antoney's theatrical world, most importantly Carla, Lucas's mother. The result is a haunting family mystery of absence and inheritance, the battle between love and creativity, and what drives a young man to take flight...This other kind of dancer is soft-limbed and slender, airy and light on the feet. He or she is tall in many cases, with a ... too simplistic. The body, for example. Vaslav Nijinsky, at only five foot four, had the thigh and calf muscle of a sprinter but hisanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2009-11-10|