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Dancing Upon the Shore: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Scott Gallagher

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Book Description

Near the end of the summer, Sean is relaxing on a beach in Southern California when he meets Geneva, a stark and seductive beauty whose eccentric manner, frank, girlish talk, dancing gestures, and erotic giggle was that of a twenty-something Lolita.

What follows from this chance encounter is a whirlwind relationship where affection, lust, passion, jealousy, anger and distrust roil and curdle.

Before long, it becomes clear to Sean that Geneva's alluring uniqueness was a mesmerizing interlude, an improvisation against the dark wave of madness that his aching love for her would not allow him to see.

Dancing upon the Shore is an intense and eloquently written novel that fearlessly confronts the beautiful and harrowing paradoxes of love and the darkness and desolation of mental-illness.
The title is from the lyric poem "A Crazed Girl" by W. B. Yeats.

Editorial Reviews


This novel contains mature incidents, adult interactions, and it is intended for mature, thoughtful, adult readers.

From the Back Cover

Cover design by Scott Gallagher and Andre Ajibade.
Cover photograph by Arnold Genthe (Isadora Duncan dancing on the beach).

Product Details

  • File Size: 807 KB
  • Print Length: 426 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1439267081
  • Publisher: Amazon (November 25, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00408AO1I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,582,139 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Scott Gallagher was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His book Words of Wisdom: a Thinker's Palette (1st published by Harper Collins) has garnered many excellent reviews, and continues to sell worldwide.

He is also the author of "Second Revelation," "The Happy Dog Manual: Nine Easy Steps for Creating the Ideal Pet." and "Dancing Upon the Shore: a novel."

Mr. Gallagher lives in California with his son, and their border collie.

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