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Dancing on Glass: A Novel

Susan Taylor Chehak

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[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: First ] Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Pub Date: 5/1/1993 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 246 First edition. Bookseller Inventory # 3486364

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Title: Dancing on Glass: A Novel

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This startling novel is a tale of illicit passion, transgression, and retribution, set in the very heart of middle America. Bader Von Vechten's marriage to Katherine Craig unites the leading families of Cedar Hill and promises to heal the wounds of three generations. But when Bader commences a love affair with a beautiful young man, Katherine is goaded to the desperate act that will change their lives irrevocably, setting in motion the series of tragic events that will play themselves out over two generations. Only twenty-five years later, in the wake of death, murder, and disgrace, can Bader, changed almost beyond recognition, return to Cedar Hill. There a chance encounter affords Bader his last hope for human contact -- and redemption.

Psychologically uncompromising and emotionally gripping, Dancing on Glass is a bold novel that sweeps the reader along from its unforgettable opening scene to its climactic ending. A brilliant evocation of the passion and violence that lurk beneath the surface of smalltown life, it marks a significant step forward in the career of a writer whose fiction has already been hailed as masterly.

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Susan Taylor Chehak (M.F.A., The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop) is the author of five novels, including SMITHEREENS (a Hammett Award nominee), THE STORY OF ANNIE D. (an Edgar Award nominee and New York Times Notable Book of the Year), HARMONY (a Literary Guild Editor's Choice) and RAMPAGE, published by Doubleday in 1998. Her short stories have appeared in The Chariton Review and Sisters in Crime 5. Hailed as "a master of the Midwestern gothic," she grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and now resides in Los Angeles, where she has developed several dramatic series pilots for television and taught fiction writing at The University of Southern California and UCLA, Extension. Her first work of nonfiction, DON QUIXOTE MEETS THE MOB: THE CRAFT OF FICTION AND THE ART OF LIFE, was published in September, 2000.

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