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A Delicate Dance

Austin Gary

Published December 12th 2015
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Kindle Edition
206 pages
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A Delicate Dance is a fictional biography written by the son of famous author, Clarkson Gregory--in an attempt to salvage his fathers reputation, which has been impugned in a poison-pen novel by a former admirer. Having spent most of his lifeMoreA Delicate Dance is a fictional biography written by the son of famous author, Clarkson Gregory--in an attempt to salvage his fathers reputation, which has been impugned in a poison-pen novel by a former admirer. Having spent most of his life locked in a contentious father/son battle, Thad Gregory seems the least likely defender of his controlling and demanding father. However, in doing so, he discovers the father he only thought he knew.The novel is full of crackling dialogue and literary references of the 20th centurys most famous literati and glitterati. Readers of literary fiction, LGBTQ themes and family dramas will find A Delicate Dance to be an enlightening read.* * *From Foreword Reviews:A Delicate Dance is an illuminating must-read for those who devour family dramas. Austin Gary delves into the tangled two-step of familial love, being overshadowed by a parent, and, ultimately, forgiveness. The book also deals with the timely issue of caring for one’s parents.Using a memoir as a narrative structure, Gary jumps from scene to scene and paints a brilliant portrait of the narrator (the son of one of 20th centuries greatest authors, Clarkson Gregory), his sister, and his parents, and the complex relationships in the family.For Gregorys son, Thad, living beneath the weight of his overbearing, critical father, noted writer Clarkson Gregory, suffocates him. Thad’s asphyxiation is made heavier by the fact that his family suspects him of being homosexual, and that the adult son is trying to become a writer in his own right.Gregory’s wife, Susan, remains devoted to the literary giant despite his temper, delusions, arrogance, and addictions. To quote one of Gary’s deliciously apt literary similes: “As for mom, her patience with dad’s idiosyncrasies made Job look like a slacker.”A Delicate Dance is...an illuminating must-read for those who devour family dramas.