Dancing Nude in the Moonlight: A Look Inside

Dancing NudeYou can, of course, read the Dancing Nude in the Moonlight First Page here, and previous reviews here, but this post came about when I finally received the last of my contributor copies (they took a circuitous route to me) and thumbing through the book (feeling feels) decided to pull some moments (no explanation, no context) and maybe tease the potential readers’ palate (keep in mind that I may have been stuck on a long flight when I pulled these).

“It was the last thing I thought I’d write, a romance, and was not in fact what I set out to write.” – from Introduction to Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings

“They ate in silence, and, by the end of the meal, he was starting to feel a little sun drunk.” – from Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings
“Now it was her turn to study him.” – from Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings

“She reached back for the baby, took him in her arms and hugged him to her like a lifeline.” – from Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings

“He remembered the entire playground frozen in silence as blows from the thick leather belt the woman had brought in the brown paper bag fell on the boy’s narrow shoulders again and again, while Sister stood watching and nodding her approval.” – from Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings

“They made love that night, in a more gentle way than they had in a long time.” – from Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings

“On an island of only 108 square miles, it wasn’t a stretch to believe that ever other person knew somebody who knew somebody who maybe knew her.” – from After Glow in Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings

“Soon, the child was pulling at her, trying to get her to turn to him, even as her back ached where the truck continued to ram it mercilessly.”  – from Portent in Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings

“The boy hair not hurting nobody.” – from Rhythms in Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings

“We pride/an’ we shame/an’ we politician/an’ dem game” – from Ah Write! in Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings

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