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Dancing in the Movies

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Now back in print--a prize-winning collection of short fiction from the acclaimed author of Mystery Ride. Written in spare yet vigorous prose, with barely contained heat, these six gripping stories depict men and women struggling with guilty impulses or tested by extreme situations.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Plume (first published 1986)
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Jun 28, 2015 Morgan rated it it was ok
Shelves: short-stories
I loved Boswell's most recent novel, but this collection of short stories fell flat for me. White male authors dealing with race issues baffle me a bit.
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Jul 14, 2010 Scott E rated it really liked it
The opening story, Little Bear, is moving and a bit frightening but kicked this collection off nicely. The next three entries level off to average. The final two, Flip Flops and The Right Thing, are top notch. Flip Flops is about a man who tries but fails to save a drowning man while on vacation. The moments after he climbs out of the water are bizarre and shocking, and make this story quite memorable. The Right Thing is easily one of the best stories I've ever read. Centers on a Vietnam vet who ...more
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I have, to be honest, read only the first story. But I remember it well, even after two months. I remember the feeling of it. It was an odd story, eerie--and isn't that feeling-that-won't-go the best possible measure of a good book?
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Robert Boswell is the author of eleven books, including The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, a story collection with Graywolf Press, in April 2009. His novels: Century's Son, American Owned Love, Mystery Ride, The Geography of Desire, and Crooked Hearts. His other story collections: Living to Be 100 and Dancing in the Movies. His nonfiction: The Half-Known World, a book on the craft of writing, ...more
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