Dancing with Bears

The Postutopian Adventures of Darger & Surplus

By Michael Swanwick
(Night Shade Books, Hardcover, 9781597802352, 268pp.)

Publication Date: May 2011

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Dancing With Bears follows the adventures of notorious con-men Darger and Surplus: They’ve lied and cheated their way onto the caravan that is delivering a priceless gift from the Caliph of Baghdad to the Duke of Muscovy. The only thing harder than the journey to Muscovy is their arrival in Muscovy. An audience with the Duke seems impossible to obtain, and Darger and Surplus quickly become entangled in a morass of deceit and revolution. The only thing more dangerous than the convoluted political web surrounding Darger and Surplus is the gift itself, the Pearls of Byzantium, and Zoësophia, the governess sworn to protect their virtue.




About the Author
Michael Swanwick is the author of a novella, two short story collections, and four critically acclaimed novels: Vacuum Flowers; the Nebula Award-winning Stations of the Tide; The Iron Dragon's Daughter, which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and nominated for a World Fantasy Award; and Jack Faust, also a New York Times Notable Book. Mr. Swanwick lives with his wife and son in Philadelphia, PA.
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