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NAMED AS AN EDGAR AWARDS FINALIST 2017: BEST FIRST NOVELThe death mask of Montezuma. Lili Wright's exuberant, energetic, exciting debut takes us into a world of heat, colour and danger, where to survive Anna must negotiate with criminals, flatter the powerful and take her life in her hands.
When Anna Ramsey learns that a meth-addicted looter has dug up what might be the funerary mask of Montezuma, she books the next flight to Oaxaca. Determined to redeem her father, a discredited art collector, and to one-up her unfaithful fiance, Anna hurls herself headlong into Mexico's underground art world. But others are chasing the treasure as well. Anna soon realizes that everyone is masked-some literally, others metaphorically. Indeed, Dancing with the Tiger is a splendid reminder that throughout human history, cultures have revered masks: masks are as universal as our desire to transform ourselves, to change. Anna, without an ounce of self-pity despite traumatic losses, stands out as a heroine for our times as she finds the courage to show her true face.
NAMED AS AN EDGAR AWARDS FINALIST 2017: BEST FIRST NOVELThe death mask of Montezuma. A priceless artefact.Lost. Looted. Sold. Stolen. Traded. Hunted. Wanted. Needed. Anna has just discovered her father s credibility as a renowned art collector is in ruins and her own reputation as a fact checker is in tatters.But she has a chance to redeem herself, to restore both her and her father. She needs to go to Mexico, find the mask, and bring it to America where it will form the focal point of a new exhibition. But other people want that mask and they will stop at nothing to get it. Lili Wright's exuberant, energetic, exciting debut takes us into a world of heat, colour and danger, where to survive Anna must negotiate with criminals, flatter the powerful and take her life in her hands.