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.