Dancing with the Tiger
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- 8,99 €
NAMED AS AN EDGAR AWARDS FINALIST 2017: BEST FIRST NOVEL
The death mask of Montezuma. A priceless artefact.
Lost. Looted. Sold. Stolen. Traded. Hunted. Wanted. Needed.
Anna has just discovered her father’s credibility as a renowned art collector is in ruins and her own reputation as a fact checker is in tatters.
But she has a chance to redeem herself, to restore both her and her father. She needs to go to Mexico, find the mask, and bring it to America where it will form the focal point of a new exhibition.
But other people want that mask – and they will stop at nothing to get it.
Lili Wright's exuberant, energetic, exciting debut takes us into a world of heat, colour and danger, where to survive Anna must negotiate with criminals, flatter the powerful and take her life in her hands.
Set in Oaxaca, Wright's (Learning to Float) thrilling debut novel introduces Anna, a woman from the U.S. who, along with several others, pursues the ancient and extremely valuable funerary mask of Montezuma. Seeking to redeem her parents' research (her father was a discredited art collector), Anna throws herself into the corrupt and dangerous world of their past. She refuses to give up her search, even after she becomes the target of an infamous drug lord. This is not just a tale of filial redemption; it's a tale of the desire to hide, and to transform into something beyond oneself. "I belong in this place where I do not belong," Anna thinks. Each flawed character becomes linked in their desperation for a prize that promises another chance at love, pride, piety, or survival. "With that mask I could look God in the face," the drug lord announces. A deep look at what it means to be masked, Wright's novel is a worthwhile read for anyone in search of an authentically flawed heroine who learns to remove her own mask in a world where remaining hidden feels like the safest option.