Summer of the Dancing BearBook - 2012
Bianca Lakoseljac’s debut novel, The Summer of the Dancing Bear is a mesmerizing melange of love story and mystery, as young protagonist Kata explores the unfamiliar world of the gypsy tribe that has befriended her and embarks on a quest to discover the fate of a neighbour’s missing child. Memory and magic play their roles until the shocking denouement that reveals Kata’s own family secrets and forever alters her perceptions of life as she once knew it. Engaging and original, the novel fuses history, myth, and tradition in a whimsical literary voice that reminds us that the complex and innocent humanity in us is too often haunted by human tragedy.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Guernica, 2012.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: LAK
Characteristics: 251 pages ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Dancing bear