Shanghai Dancing is the most highly regarded and popular novel by multi-award winning Australian author, Brian Castro. In it, his fictional persona Antonío Castro faces dispossession in Australia after the death of his parents. In an attempt to recover something of the inheritance that has been denied him, he brings his parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, and their tangled relationships, back to life, by recounting their stories and by rediscovering, in the photographs and documents and secrets which they left behind, the defections and betrayals which have led to his own disinheritance.
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Review: Shanghai DancingUser Review - Michael Flick - Goodreads
I wish I could have liked this book more. It's the best WG Sebald book I've ever read that wasn't written by WB Sebald. It suffers in that regard compared to Sebald's "Austerlitz," also a fictional ... Read full review
Review: Shanghai DancingUser Review - Liz - Goodreads
Wow! Brian Castro's technique and style is quite challenging to read. I am a random-scattered personality type so I was able to go with the flow most of the time but I did get lost in some of his time ... Read full review