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Author Bird, Sarah.

Title The Flamenco Academy : a novel / by Sarah Bird.

Published New York : Knopf, 2006.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.54 BIRD    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 381 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary "The place is Albuquerque. Cyndi Rae Hrncir, called Rae, seventeen and shy, is twice spellbound, first by high school bad girl Didi ("Dirty Deeds") Steinberg, already embarked on a search for stardom, then by a devastatingly handsome young flamenco guitarist, Tomas Montenegro. Soon the girls are in college, where they abandon themselves to the disciplines and demands of the university's flamenco academy and to the hypnotic storytelling of their teacher, Dona Carlota, Tomas's great-aunt. While never losing the insistent beat of the dance, Dona Carlota mesmerizes her students with the complexly embroidered story of her childhood growing up among the cave-dwelling Gypsies of Andalusia. She initiates them into the traditions, the rhythms, and the steps of flamenco puro, with its central imperative: "Dame la verdad" - Give me the truth." "Locked in a volatile triangle and driven by obsession - Didi's with stardom, Rae's with Tomas, Tomas's with his mysterious heritage - these three emerge as the brightest stars on the New World flamenco scene, while secrets and desires, longings and betrayals pulse just beneath the glittering surface of their compelling performances."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Young women -- Fiction.
Flamenco dancers -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Flamenco -- Study and teaching -- Fiction.
Albuquerque (N.M.) -- Fiction.
Bildungsromans.
ISBN 1400040841