Dancer from the Dance

Dancer from the Dance

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/06/2019
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Synopsis

Young, divinely beautiful and tired of living a lie, Anthony Malone trades life as a seemingly straight, small town lawyer for the disco-lit decadence of New York's 1970's gay scene.

Joining an unbridled world of dance parties, saunas, deserted parks and orgies - at its centre Malone befriends the flamboyant queen, Sutherland, who takes this new arrival under his preened wing. But for Malone, the endless city nights and Fire Island days, are close to burning out.

It is love that Malone is longing for, and soon he will have to set himself free. First published in 1978, Dancer from the Dance is widely considered the greatest, most exciting novel of the post-Stonewall generation.

Told with wit, eroticism and unashamed lyricism, it remains a heart-breaking love letter to New York's hedonistic past, and a testament to the brilliance of our passions as they burn brightest.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529110760
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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Dancer from the Dance
A love letter to Queer NYC and a generation of forgotten queens
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