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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Literary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • eBook ISBN:9781483501338

Dancing Hand

A Novel

by David Essig

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Overview
The first novel by one of Canada's most well-loved singer-songwriters. A story that moves from a bakery on the Lido in Venice, to a coffeehouse in Nelson, BC in the golden days of the early 70's, to current-day Cambodia - a powerful new work from one of Canada's great narrative voices. In reviewing his latest CD, Penguin Eggs magazine called David Essig "one of our most cherished touchstones for the Canadian way of life." Dancing Hand is further proof of this high praise.
Description
The first novel by one of Canada's most well-loved singer-songwriters. A story that moves from a bakery on the Lido in Venice, to a coffeehouse in Nelson, BC in the golden days of the early 70's, to current-day Cambodia - a powerful new work from one of Canada's great narrative voices. Sarah Freisen, a Mennonite from rural Manitoba, finds herself on the Lido in Venice as an apprentice to master baker Beppe who teaches her lessons that will carry her through her life from Europe to the Kootenay mountains of BC and on to contemporary Southeast Asia. In reviewing his latest CD, Penguin Eggs magazine called David Essig "one of our most cherished touchstones for the Canadian way of life." Dancing Hand is further proof of this high praise.
About the author
David Essig is one of Canada's most well-known singer-songwriters in the folk roots and blues tradition. He has recorded 20 albums of his own music and has performed for over 40 years in concerts and festivals across Canada, and in Europe, Asia and Australia. Penguin Eggs recently called Essig, "one of our most cherished touchstones for the Canadian way of life." Dancing Hand is David Essig's first novel.
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