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By Scott Gallagher

close to the top of the summer season, Sean is stress-free on a seashore in Southern California while he meets Geneva, a stark and seductive good looks whose eccentric demeanour, frank, girlish speak, dancing gestures, and erotic chuckle used to be that of a twenty-something Lolita.

What follows from this opportunity come across is a whirlwind dating the place affection, lust, ardour, jealousy, anger and mistrust roil and curdle.

Before lengthy, it turns into transparent to Sean that Geneva's beautiful distinctiveness used to be a spell binding interlude, an improvisation opposed to the darkish wave of insanity that his aching love for her wouldn't permit him to see.

Dancing upon the Shore is an severe and eloquently written novel that fearlessly confronts the gorgeous and harrowing paradoxes of affection and the darkness and desolation of mental-illness.

The name is from the lyric poem "A Crazed lady" via W. B. Yeats.

A Crazed Girl

That crazed lady improvising her track.
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,

Her soul in department from itself
Climbing, falling She knew no longer the place,
Hiding amid the shipment of a steamship,
Her knee-cap damaged, that woman I claim
A appealing lofty factor, or something
Heroically misplaced, heroically chanced on.

No subject what catastrophe happened
She stood in determined song wound,
Wound, wound, and he or she made in her triumph
Where the bales and the hampers lay
No universal intelligible sound
But sang, 'O sea-starved, hungry sea.'

W. B. Yeats
New Poems, 1938

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