The Skeleton Dance, a novel
Published by Vancouver's Anvil Press in December 2009. Soon to be in your local bookstore or order online at
176 pps. | $18 | isbn: 978-1-897535-04-2 |
Taking place on the mean,
formerly clean streets of
The central characters are Robert Walker, a musician and his friend, Klin Abrams, a criminal lawyer who has become friends with Danny Salvarino, the leader of the Diamondbacks motorcycle gang.
The writing is graphic and colourful pulling the reader into the novel’s swirling maelstrom of drugs, sex, and missing women. The story moves relentlessly forward with the quick pacing of a crime novel but the reader occupies a unique place, seeing the events unfold through the eyes of the victim.
“Best of all was the skeleton dance.”
Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn
"If you can not get rid of the family skeleton you may as well make it dance." George Bernard Shaw
The Skeleton Dance will appeal to readers who like their literature raw, and who have places reserved on their bookshelves for Hubert Selby, Jr., Charles Bukowski, Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers, Jack Kerouac, Bret Easton Ellis, and W.S. Burroughs.
The genesis of the novel was to examine friendship pushed beyond its limit; that place where friends become enemies, their love turned to hate, and the desire to help becomes a passion to kill.