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The Next Step in the Dance
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date March 1, 1998
Pages 340
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312181437
ISBN-10 0312181434
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $23.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Paul follows his young bride Colette as she leaves their small town for a better life in California and returns with her to Louisiana, where they must pick up the pieces of both their marriage and their livelihoods during the 1980s economic recession. Tour.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Paul Thibodeaux is an handsome young man married to Colette, the most beautiful woman in the small Louisiana town where they grew up. For Paul, life is complete: a wife he loves, machines to repair, and a lively local dance hall. But Colette wants more, and when she sets off for California in search of a better life, Paul follows her there and back, waiting to see if she'll change her mind about him. In the meantime, the oil bust of the '80's has destroyed their hometown, and Paul and Colette must salvage not only their marriage but their livelihoods. How they do this, and come to realize the importance of family, home, and marriage, makes for a novel that is at once an adventure, a love story, and moving portrait of a place and a culture rarely explored in contemporary fiction.

Tim Gautreaux writes with wit, compassion, and a sharp eye for the details that make us who we are, where we are. His first novel is the triumphant confirmation of the talent so widely acclaimed in SAME PLACE, SAME THINGS.

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Hardcover
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from Picador USA (March 1, 1998)
9780312181437 | details & prices | 340 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Paul follows his young bride Colette as she leaves their small town for a better life in California and returns with her to Louisiana, where they must pick up the pieces of both their marriages and their livelihoods during the 1980s economic recession
Paperback
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New edition from Hodder & Stoughton (June 20, 2005)
9780340834541 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $14.10
About: The mesmerising new novel from the acclaimed author of THE CLEARING - 'An extraordinary novel, one of the best I've read in years' Annie Proulx Paul Thibodeaux is a handsome, laid-back young man married to Colette, the most beautiful woman in the small Louisiana town where they grew up.
from Picador USA (February 1, 1999)
9780312199364 | details & prices | 340 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Paul follows his young bride Colette as she leaves their small town for a better life in California and returns with her to Lousiana, where they must pick up the pieces of both their marriage and their livelihoods during the 1980s economic recession

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