On a stormy night, with the rain pouring down and the sky split by lightning, a woman arrives home to find a strange man in her remote country cottage. But this is no routine thriller. What happens during that night is impossible to predict. Trapped together during the endless hours of darkness they must try to find a way to communicate with each other. It won’t be easy.
Have women and men ever been more alienated than they are today? Has there ever been a time in history when so many women have wanted to rid themselves of men and so many men have wanted nothing to do with women?
The Macabre Dance is a dramatic depiction of this estrangement of the sexes. It is, by turns, both shocking and humorous with a shrewd wit that can be severe in its judgements of the poisoning of gender relations over the last half a century. For some readers there will be a terrifying sense of recognition.
The novel's message is as timely as it is tragic. Is this a nightmare vision of terminal gender alienation? Or is it just a story from the society in which you live?
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About the Author
JP Tate was born into a working class family way back in the winter of 1961 and has spent the last fifty-five years coping with being alive in the world. It wasn't his idea.
He spent the first decade of his adult life in unskilled labouring jobs before escaping to become a philosophy student and tutor. Over the next ten years he earned four university degrees including a PhD and became even more alienated from the society in which he lived.
These days he is pursuing his desire to write, it being the most effective and satisfying way he has yet found to handle that same old pesky business of coping with being alive in the world.
All his writing, whether in fiction or non-fiction, takes a consistently anti-establishment attitude and is therefore certain to provoke the illiberal reactionaries of political correctness. The amusement derived from this is merely a bonus to the serious business of exercising freedom of thought and freedom of speech. Take The Red Pill.