Dancing on Glass

Dancing on Glass

by Susan Taylor Chehak


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A startling tale of illicit passion, transgression, and retribution, set in the very heart of middle America. "A deeply chilling, disturbing, beautifully written novel. Shocking, stunningly written... Faulkner himself would have admired and respected [DANCING ON GLASS]... Its events should linger in the reader's mind long after it has been read." -Los Angeles Daily News

Bader Von Vechten's marriage to Katherine Craig unites the leading families of Linwood, Iowa, and promises to heal the wounds of three generations. But when Bader commences a love affair with a beautiful young man, Katherine is goaded to the desperate act that will change their lives irrevocably, setting in motion the series of tragic events that will play themselves out over two generations. Only twenty-five years later, in the wake of death, murder, and disgrace, can Bader, changed almost beyond recognition, return to Linwood. There a chance encounter affords Bader his last hope for human contact - and redemption. Psychologically uncompromising and emotionally gripping, Dancing on Glass is a bold novel that sweeps the reader along from its unforgettable opening scene to its climactic ending. A brilliant evocation of the passion and violence that lurk beneath the surface of small-town life, it marks a significant step forward in the career of a writer whose fiction has already been hailed as masterly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996040808
Publisher: Foreverland Press
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Susan Taylor Chehak is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and the author of five novels, including Smithereens, The Story of Annie D., and Harmony as well as a work of nonfiction, What Happened to Paula: The Anatomy of a True Crime. Her short stories have appeared in Folio, Coe Review, Guernica Magazine, and The Adirondack Review, among other places.

Susan has taught fiction writing in the low residency MFA program at Antioch University, Los Angeles, the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, the University of Southern California, and the Summer Writing Festival at the University of Iowa. She grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has spent many years in Los Angeles, lives occasionally in Toronto, and at present calls Colorado home.

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