'The theme of towering celebrity and its attendant vacuity is very well done.'
McCann's remarkable novel...... McCann's prose - nimble, lyrical and wispy - does full justice to the tragic story of a dancer who was the glory of his generation
'it's a strikingly original one (book), and as apparently effortless as one of Fonteyn's pirouettes or Nureyev's leaps into space.
a truly extraordinary novel
'Whether describing the Russian stepppe or New York's bathhouses, McCann's versatility is breathtaking.'
'a mesmerising novel'
'DANCER overflows with vibrant detail and evocative description.....McCann's books has a tremendous amount of life and energy.'
McCann has achieved a tour de force in his re-imagined life of Rudolf Nureyev..... McCann spins a verbal rhapsody out of Nureyev's passions and longings, by turns soulful, flamboyant, in your face.
this is a brilliant portrait of an artist who could soar heavenwards on clay feet.
McCann's fictionalised biography of ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev met with wide critical acclaim on its January publication and its availability in paperback will open up this remarkable story to a new audience'