Dance Real Slow: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Apr 25, 1996 - Fiction - 242 pages
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Jaffe's debut tells the story of Gordon Nash, a part-time lawyer whose wife walks away from marriage and motherhood, leaving him solely responsible for raising their child, Calvin. Father and son move to Kansas, where Gordon gradually achieves a delicate balance in making a life for them -- only to have that balance, and his relationship with his new love, jeopardized by the reappearance of his ex-wife.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Jaffe's debut novel, about a divorced father and his young son, recalls the better domestic realism of the past two decades. But, as with the work of writers like Ann Beattie and Richard Ford, his ... Read full review

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After his wife leaves, Gordon Nash does his best to provide a loving home for his four-year-old son, Calvin. He takes an undemanding job in a small-town Kansas law firm, eventually coaching the high ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Michael Grant Jaffe is the author of Dance Real Slow (FSG, 1996), which was made into the movie A Cool, Dry Place. He lives with his wife and daughter in Cleveland, Ohio.

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