The Dancers Dancing
Eilis Ni Dhuibhne follows up on her highly praised collection of short stories, The Inland Ice and Other Stories with this rich portrayal of four ... Show synopsis Eilis Ni Dhuibhne follows up on her highly praised collection of short stories, The Inland Ice and Other Stories with this rich portrayal of four young women. It is 1972: a group of teenagers, some from Dublin, some from Derry, are spending a month in the Irish-speaking district of Donegal, learning Irish language and culture from their teachers and from the local people they are boarding with. Urban dwellers, released for the first time from the reins of parental control, they respond to the untamed landscape of river, hill, and seas, finding in it unnerving echoes of their own submerged -- and now emerging -- wildness. In this richly complex new novel. Ni Dhuibhne, one of Ireland's most exciting and original writers, uses the experiences and emotions of girls on the cusp of womanhood to explore dangerous territories of sex, politics, class, and Irishness. Eilis Ni Dhuibhne is an award-winning writer of novels, short stories, and children's books, plays and television scripts.