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Alice Simpson

BALLROOM

A novel set in 1999 in New York City about people whose lives revolve around the rhythms of a soon-to-be-demolished ballroom. Each believes that something special is waiting:

Seen from the shadows, those on the dance floor appear as shimmering stars swirling through an indigo sky. But they are not what they seem. Their real and disparate lives have little to do with the love songs they dance to so gracefully on Sunday nights. Beneath the throbbing colored lights are dancers like Joseph, counting out rhythms in ¾ time. With the music playing and Sarah in his arms, Joseph imagines what love might be. Later that night, in the solitude of his shabby Greenwich Village apartment, he will make anonymous phone calls, imagining that the women on the other end of the line were Sarah....

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