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The Next Step in the Dance

(1998)
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Paul Thibodeaux is an handsome young man married to Colette, the most beautiful woman in the small Louisiana town where they grew up. For Paul, life is complete: a wife he loves, machines to repair, and a lively local dance hall. But Colette wants more, and when she sets off for California in search of a better life, Paul follows her there and back, waiting to see if she'll change her mind about him. In the meantime, the oil bust of the '80's has destroyed their hometown, and Paul and Colette must salvage not only their marriage but their livelihoods. How they do this, and come to realize the importance of family, home, and marriage, makes for a novel that is at once an adventure, a love story, and moving portrait of a place and a culture rarely explored in contemporary fiction.

Tim Gautreaux writes with wit, compassion, and a sharp eye for the details that make us who we are, where we are. His first novel is the triumphant confirmation of the talent so widely acclaimed in SAME PLACE, SAME THINGS.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Next Step In The Dance
Author(s): Tim Gautreaux
ISBN: 0-340-83453-6 / 978-0-340-83453-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Next Step in the Dance
Author(s): Tim Gautreaux
ISBN: 0-312-18143-4 / 978-0-312-18143-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador USA
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Next Step in the Dance
Author(s): Tim Gautreaux
ISBN: 0-9930467-1-1 / 978-0-9930467-1-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fox, Finch & Tepper
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Next Step In The Dance
Author(s): Tim Gautreaux
ISBN: 0-340-83454-4 / 978-0-340-83454-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Next Step in the Dance - A Format
Author(s): Tim Gautreaux
ISBN: 0-340-83555-9 / 978-0-340-83555-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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January 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Next Step in the Dance: A Novel
Author(s): Tim Gautreaux
ISBN: 0-312-19936-8 / 978-0-312-19936-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: The Next Step in the Dance
Author(s): Tim Gatreaux, Tim Gautreaux
ISBN: 0-312-20240-7 / 978-0-312-20240-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador USA
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Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Next Step in the Dance
Author(s): Tim Gautreaux
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Next Step in the Dance
Author(s): Tim Gautreaux
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

January 1999 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Next Step in the Dance: A Novel
Author(s): Tim Gautreaux
Publisher: Picador
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