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The Dead Don't Dance: A Novel of Awakening

Last October, after the soybeans had peaked at four feet, the corn spiraled to almost double that, and the wisteria had shed its purple, a breeze picked up, pushed out the summer heat, and woke Maggie. She rolled over, tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Let's go swimming." We held hands down to the river where Maggie took a swan dive into the South Carolina moonlight.

The deep and intimate relationship Dylan shared with his wife, Maggie, is shattered as Dylan stands helplessly by her in the delivery room. When Maggie lapses into a coma, Dylan's world crashes down around him. The previously self-assured Dylan finds that everything he has known and relied upon is suddenly thrown into doubt. In a desolate place, naked and powerless, questions beg to be answered. Is there a way to cope with this tragedy? Where is God? Why live?

The Dead Don't Dance: A Novel of Awakening
by Charles Martin

  • Publication Date: May 12, 2004
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN-10: 0785261818
  • ISBN-13: 9780785261810