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Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. 1982. A club called Back Street. A record store. A coffeehouse. Gaz Donaghue is home after almost five years in the States. Alice Reagan is helping her best girl friend open up a clothing boutique. Nino Mitropoulos is in love. Jace Hanvey is gay. The Street Urchins have reformed with a new singer. Mods and Queers -- like peanut butter and ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published May 28th 2009 by Createspace
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Edward Butler
Aug 15, 2014 Edward Butler rated it really liked it
New Dance introduces us to a circle of friends living in Belfast, with the story shifting back and forth between events taking place seven years apart, 1975 and 1982. The central character in this book is Gary (Gaz), who in 1975 has begun transitioning from female to male, and in 1982 returns to Belfast after a sojourn in the U.S., having completed his transition. Though Gary is at the center of the story, all the characters are developed to a nearly equal degree, which is justified by their pla ...more
Ruadhán McElroy
Sep 01, 2011 Ruadhán McElroy rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Ruadhán is the author of two novels and a long-time blogger and diarist. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and raised predominantly by British grandparents; he was educated at a Felician school until grade Seven, when his father and step-mother relocated the family to rural Michigan. In addition to fiction, he has written short pieces of Hellenic polytheist mythology for the newsletter HE EPISTOLE and ...more
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