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Leading the Dance

(2006)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Secrets and their consequences run deep through Sarah Salway's short stories in this haunting and sharply written collection. A bored housewife welcomes the nomadic painter of family pets into her home and commissions a portrait of her fridge; a schoolboy learns how to survive when his gang turns against him; a man's life is turned around when he hears his wife make a new noise in bed, and in the title story, a dance between husband and wife at a school ceilidh turns into a battle for survival. This is domestic life turned on its head, with Salway's witty and economic prose capturing the private moments of transformation by some very different characters on the edge. Praise for Sarah Salway's novel, "Something Beginning With": "Both hilarious and heart-warming - and it's transformed into something even more original and captivating by the novel's unlikely obsession with the alphabet." - "Red Magazine". "Salway has stitched together a delightful, original novel that both guides you and makes you search yourself ...The novel explores love and work, friendship and family, how people are connected - or disconnected - in various structures and the extent to which we can restructure our lives, keep making new beginnings. " - "Mslexia." "Quirky and funny, but also surprisingly poignant." - "Daily Mail".

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Leading the Dance (Bluechrome Select Fiction)
Author(s): Sarah Salway
ISBN: 1-906061-18-1 / 978-1-906061-18-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: bluechrome Publishing
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Leading the Dance
Author(s): Sarah Salway
ISBN: 0-9567306-1-2 / 978-0-9567306-1-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Speechbubble Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Leading the Dance
Author(s): Sarah Salway
ISBN: 1-904781-88-8 / 978-1-904781-88-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bluechrome publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Leading The Dance
Author(s): Sarah Salway
Publisher: Speechbubble Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA