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A renowned flamenco dancer with a leg touched by polio falls out of love with her married troupe leader and turns to his younger, graceful godson. Like Bizet's legendary gypsy, Carmen "La Coja" (The Cripple) Santos is hilarious, passionate, triumphant, and mesmerizing. A renowned flamenco dancer in Chicago despite the legacy of childhood polio, Carmen has long enjoyed an affair with Agustín, the married director of her troupe--a romance that's now growing stale.
When she begins a new, passionate liaison with Manolo, Agustín's grandson and a dancer of natural genius, an angry rivalry is sparked. Carmen finally makes her way back to happiness in this funny, fiery story that's equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody. From the American Book Award - winning author of So Far from God, a love triangle that is both comic soap opera and rhapsody of love's power
"A fiery treatise on losing control in love.... Unforgettable."--Los Angeles Times