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The Next Step in the Dance - A Novel

Tim Gautreaux

Paul Thibodeaux is a 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 something better, Paul follows her there and back, waiting to see if she'll change her mind about him and about their life together. In the meantime, the oil bust of the eighties 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 home and marriage, makes for a novel that is at once an adventure, a love story, and a moving portrait of a place and a culture rarely explored in contemporary fiction.

Paul Thibodeaux is a 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 something better, Paul follows her there and back, waiting to see if she'll change her mind about him and about their life together. In the meantime, the oil bust of the eighties 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 home and marriage, makes for a novel that is at once an adventure, a love story, and a moving portrait of a place and a culture rarely explored in contemporary fiction.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Paul Thibodeaux is a 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 something better, Paul follows her there and back, waiting to see if she'll change her mind about him and about their life together. In the meantime, the oil bust of the eighties 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 home and marriage, makes for a novel that is at once an adventure, a love story, and a moving portrait of a place and a culture rarely explored in contemporary fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Vernel Bagneris

Length:

11h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

44:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

46:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

42:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:40