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A Dancer in the Dust

Thomas H. Cook

Twenty years ago, Ray Campbell, now a cautious risk- management consultant, was a well-intentioned aid worker dedicated to improving conditions in Lubanda, a newly independent African country. He is forced to reconsider that year of living dangerously when a friend from his time in Lubanda is found murdered in a New York alley. Signs suggest that this most recent tragedy is rooted in the far more distant one of Martine Aubert, the only woman Ray ever truly loved and whose fate he'd sealed in a moment of grievous error. Martine Aubert was a white, native Lubandan farmer whose dream for her homeland starkly conflicted with those charged with its so-called development. But it was Ray's failure to understand Martine's commitment to her country that had placed a noose around her neck, one tightened by a circle of vicious men, cruel taunts, and whistling machetes. Ray's return to the passion he'd once felt for Martine makes A Dancer in the Dust the enthralling and moving story of two loves: Ray's love for Martine Aubert, and Martine's for a homeland that did not love her back.

Twenty years ago, Ray Campbell, now a cautious risk- management consultant, was a well-intentioned aid worker dedicated to improving conditions in Lubanda, a newly independent African country. He is forced to reconsider that year of living dangerously when a friend from his time in Lubanda is found murdered in a New York alley. Signs suggest that this most recent tragedy is rooted in the far more distant one of Martine Aubert, the only woman Ray ever truly loved and whose fate he'd sealed in a moment of grievous error. Martine Aubert was a white, native Lubandan farmer whose dream for her homeland starkly conflicted with those charged with its so-called development. But it was Ray's failure to understand Martine's commitment to her country that had placed a noose around her neck, one tightened by a circle of vicious men, cruel taunts, and whistling machetes. Ray's return to the passion he'd once felt for Martine makes A Dancer in the Dust the enthralling and moving story of two loves: Ray's love for Martine Aubert, and Martine's for a homeland that did not love her back.
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Twenty years ago, Ray Campbell, now a cautious risk- management consultant, was a well-intentioned aid worker dedicated to improving conditions in Lubanda, a newly independent African country. He is forced to reconsider that year of living dangerously when a friend from his time in Lubanda is found murdered in a New York alley. Signs suggest that this most recent tragedy is rooted in the far more distant one of Martine Aubert, the only woman Ray ever truly loved and whose fate he'd sealed in a moment of grievous error. Martine Aubert was a white, native Lubandan farmer whose dream for her homeland starkly conflicted with those charged with its so-called development. But it was Ray's failure to understand Martine's commitment to her country that had placed a noose around her neck, one tightened by a circle of vicious men, cruel taunts, and whistling machetes. Ray's return to the passion he'd once felt for Martine makes A Dancer in the Dust the enthralling and moving story of two loves: Ray's love for Martine Aubert, and Martine's for a homeland that did not love her back.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Chase

Length:

8h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

14:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:14