The Dancing Face

by Mike Phillips

Part of the Black Britain: Writing Back Series

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Crime and Mystery Thriller and Suspense Literary Fiction

The Dancing Face Synopsis

A sensational, original thriller that examines the powerful link between identity, sacrifice and possession, and questions our compulsive need to chase after ambitions that leave devastation in their wake

University lecturer Gus knows that stealing the priceless Benin mask, The Dancing Face, from a museum at the heart of the British establishment will gain an avalanche of attention. Which is exactly what he wants.

But such a risky theft will also inevitably capture the attention of characters with more money, more power, and fewer morals.

Naively entangling his loved ones in his increasingly dangerous pursuit of righteous reparation, is Gus prepared for what it will cost him?

Selected by Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, this series rediscovers and celebrates pioneering books depicting black Britain that remap the nation.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241482674
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Author: Mike Phillips
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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