Family Dancing Paperback – Oct 1985
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“Brilliantly written.” ―San Francisco Chronicle
“Astonishing--funny, eloquent, and wise.” ―New York Times
“A most impressive entrance into contemporary fiction.” ―Associated Press--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
David Leavitt has written story collections and novels including The Lost Language of Cranes, While England Sleeps, The Body of Jonah Boyd, The Indian Clerk (finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and The Two Hotel Francforts. He is also the author of two nonfiction works, The Man Who Knew Too Much and Florence, A Delicate Case. He is professor of English at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and edits the literary magazine Subtropics.
www.davidleavittwriter.com--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
Leavitt has a knack for exposing the underside of family relations. Many of his stories focus on husbands who leave their wives, but just as many focus on the effect these family disputes have on the children. Overall, these stories will leave you with a feeling of sadness -- he touches many nerves from cancer to men coming to terms with their sexuality, to abandoned sisters and brothers. I think Leavitt is a very sensitive writer with an eye for the problems that plague 20th century families.
Most recent customer reviews
David was in his early twenties when this was published. His stories capture the essence of what goes on between people, period. Read morePublished on July 1 2001 by TLD
Various stories difficult to read not due to a use of an old fashion or classic style, but because many are a bore and sad. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 1999