Family Dancing (Signed)

Leavitt, David

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Cloth-backed paper over boards; illustrated dust jacket. Warmly inscribed by the author on half-title to fellow novelist, Sam Lipsyte: "With best wishes for a successful and rewarding career, and good memories of a day in New Jersey! Best, David Leavitt, December 1985." Small, faint spot of soiling on FFEP and at fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket faintly rubbed, lightly creased along the edges. Leavitt's first book. Bookseller Inventory #

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Thirty years ago, David Leavitt first appeared on the literary scene with a gutsy story collection that stunned readers and reviewers. Just twenty-three, he was hailed as a prodigy of sorts: ?remarkably gifted? (The Washington Post), with ?a genius for empathy? (The New York Times Book Review) and ?a knowledge of others' lives . . . that a writer twice his age might envy? (USA Today). ?Regardless of age,? wrote the New York Times, ?few writers so effortlessly achieve the sense of maturity and earned compassion so evident in these pages.?

In ?Territory,? a well-intentioned, liberal mother, presiding over her local Parents of Lesbians and Gays chapter, finds her acceptance of her son's sexuality shaken when he arrives home with a lover. In the title story, a family extended through divorce and remarriage dances together at the end of a summer party-in the recognition that they are still bound by the very forces that split them apart. Tender and funny, these stories reveal the intricacies and subtleties of the dances in which we all engage.

Product Description: From the author of THE LOST LANGUAGE OF CRANES, EQUAL AFFECTIONS and THE PAGE TURNER, a collection of short stories which tell of middle-class America, and the lives of its people.

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Title: Family Dancing (Signed)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1984
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Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Third printing

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