Dancing After Hours

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Dancing After Hours
Author Andre Dubus
Country United States
Language English
Genre Short story collection
Publisher Vintage Press
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 256 pp
ISBN 978-0-679-75114-4
OCLC 36540598
Preceded by 'Broken Vessels'
Followed by 'Meditations from a Moveable Chair'

Dancing After Hours is a book of short stories by Andre Dubus. First published in 1996 by Vintage, it was one of that year's New York Times Notable Books of the Year.[1]


  • "The Intruder" — a confused adolescent boy's fantasies bring disaster.
  • "A Love Song" — Catherine discovers her husband is having an affair.
  • "Falling In Love" — a Vietnam veteran's love affair ends when his lover seeks an abortion.
  • "Blessings" — Rusty deals with the aftermath of a horrific shark attack during a family vacation.
  • "Sunday Morning" — a woman whose friend was murdered is convinced that she will never love and be loved.
  • "All the Time in the World" — LuAnn Arceneaux meets Ted Briggs and falls in love.
  • "Woman on a Plane" — a woman who hates flying travels on a plane to visit her dying brother.
  • "The Colonel's Wife" — a veteran depends on his wife for everything after breaking his legs in a freak accident.
  • "The Lover" — an aging man has a love affair with a younger woman and feels guilty for his failed marriages.
  • "The Last Moon" — a young woman convinces her sixteen-year-old lover to murder her husband.
  • "The Timing of Sin" — LuAnn Arceneaux tells her friend Marsha of an occasion when she almost committed adultery.
  • "At Night" — an old woman’s husband dies in the night beside her.
  • "Out of the Snow" — LuAnn Arceneaux beats two home invaders and scares them away.
  • "Dancing After Hours" — a quadriplegic’s tale of skydiving illuminates an extraordinary evening among a group of people in a bar.[2]


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