Family Dancing: Stories by David Leavitt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
These are the stories behind the scenes of a Norman Rockwell painting. These are the stories of families that look so good on the surface, but what's really going on is going to cause massive scars that may never heal. Leavitt worked with the same theme: a family member who either never felt like they belonged or because of a recent event knows they won't be a part of the family much longer. All of the stories are about isolation either by choice or circumstances, and obviously, they're not happy stories. I liked all of them, but my favorite was "Dedicated" about a self-made family of three friends who are bound by their weaknesses rather than their strengths.
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