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Moon Dance

(1989)
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Publisher's Weekly
When young Carrie DuPre travels from Berkeley, Calif., to the South Dakota Badlands to search out the true story of the Laramie Ripper--a mass-murderer reputed to have killed his victims by evisceration--she gets a lot more than she (and perhaps the reader) bargains for. The secrets she discovers connect Austro-Hungarian werewolf immigration and 100 years of Native American wolf-worship, and will change her life forever. In her investigation of the showdown between shaman and werewolf, Carrie is joined by Preston Bluefeather Grumiaux, her old high school flame, who now works as a part-time tribal policeman and also at the Szymanowski Institute, which happens to be the present home of the Laramie Ripper. Flashing between the present, the early 1960s and the late 1880s, its narration occasionally long-winded, Somtov's ( Vampire Nation ) novel offers a complex horror experience, rich in atmosphere and history--not to mention animal sexuality and a great deal of gore.

Library Journal
Set in 1880s Dakota Territory, this horror tale of the American West pits European werewolves against Native American werewolves in a war of extermination. Johnny Kindred, schizophrenic and werewolf, is the focal character. An old man-creature in the 1960s, Kindred, institutionalized and almost forgotten by the outside world, recalls in meticulous detail the great werewolf battles of his youth. This is a big novel with dozens of characters, a multitude of subplots, and a great deal of bloodletting. Interesting characters (human/werewolf) plus a strong sense of the Old West contribute to the tale's dark fascination. By the author of Starship & Haiku and Vampire Junction , this should prove good reading for horror fans. Highly recommended for popular fiction collections.-- James B. Hemesath, Adams State Coll. Lib., Alamosa, Col.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1991 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Moon Dance
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 0-575-05017-9 / 978-0-575-05017-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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December 1989 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Moon Dance
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 0-312-93203-0 / 978-0-312-93203-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: T. Doherty
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Paperback Editions

October 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: Moon Dance
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 0-575-05072-1 / 978-0-575-05072-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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January 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Moon Dance
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 0-8125-1127-1 / 978-0-8125-1127-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Moon Dance
Author(s): S P Somtow
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