Dancer of Death

A Novel of Manolete

by Jeanne Blanchet



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/11/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781665716123
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781665716130
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781665716116

About the Book

Manolete is a skilled matador trained to kill thousand-pound-plus bulls. Islero is a Miura bull bred to kill men. On August 28, 1947, their paths collide, leaving Manolete gravely wounded. As he lies in a hospital bed and drifts in and out of fitful sleep, snippets of his life, beginning from his early boyhood in Córdoba, flash before him. Traveling back in time, the superstar relives his first bullfight and early struggles to restore his destitute family’s honor, his successful years at the pinnacle of his profession, his stormy relationship with his feisty mistress, actress Lupe Sino, and finally his heartbreaking descent into depression and alcoholism. In this colorful yet tragic story inspired by true events, the fascinating life of a Spanish bullfighter unfolds as he reflects on his journey to become a famous matador.

About the Author

Award-winning artist, author, lecturer, and musical performer Jeanne Maxant Blanchet was born in Chicago. After graduating summa cum laude from Northwestern University, she earned her M.A. from Arizona State University and Ph.D. from Hawaii. Following a teaching career at various colleges and universities, she is currently at home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jeanne's biography appears in Who's Who in America. In 2018 she received the coveted Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership in the field of creative arts. A prolific writer, she has published fourteen books, including six full-length historical fiction novels.