Blues Dancing: A Novel

Paperback | March 1, 2005

byDiane McKinney-Whetstone

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My aunt says if you smell butter on a foggy night you're getting ready to fall in love.

For the last twenty years, the beautiful Verdi Mae has led a comfortable life with Rowe, the conservative professor who rescued her from addiction when she was an undergrad. But her world is about to shift when the smell of butter lingers in the air and Johnson -- the boy from the back streets of Philadelphia who pulled her into the fire of passion and all the shadows cast from it -- returns to town.

In "this story of self-discovery that moves seamlessly between the early 1970s and early 1990s" (Publishers Weekly starred review), acclaimed writer Diane McKinney-Whetstone takes readers into a world of erotic love, drugs, and political activism, and beautifully illustrates the struggle to reconcile passion with accountability and the redemptive powers of love's rediscovery.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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My aunt says if you smell butter on a foggy night you're getting ready to fall in love.For the last twenty years, the beautiful Verdi Mae has led a comfortable life with Rowe, the conservative professor who rescued her from addiction when she was an undergrad. But her world is about to shift when the smell of butter lingers in the air...

My aunt says if you smell butter on a foggy night you're getting ready to fall in love.For the last twenty years, the beautiful Verdi Mae has led a comfortable life with Rowe, the conservative professor who rescued her from addiction when she was an undergrad. But her world is about to shift when the smell of butter lingers in the air...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:March 1, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060799064

ISBN - 13:9780060799069

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“Delving into the Philadelphia she claimed in her first two novels (Tumbling; Tempest Rising), McKinney-Whetstone gives a rhapsodic performance in this story of self-discovery that moves seamlessly between the early 1970’s and early ‘90’s...Pitch-perfect dialogue and a keen eye capture the spirit and cadences of the early 70’s...Flashbacks to the early days of the erstwhile lovers’ relationship shimmer with the intoxication of first love, while their later encounters powerfully reveal their vulnerability to old desires...readers (become) passionately involved in the fates of these winning characters.” (Publisher's Weekly, *starred review*)