Himba Pond Dance

Dave Gioia (Author)


Trey Hollinswood, 15, and his thirteen-year-old sister Kim are dealing with a lot: Their parents separate; the bank forecloses on their home; they stay with their mom in a homeless shelter and then in the home of a customer, Walt, she meets at work. The atmosphere at Walt's is tense and life for Trey and Kim is made more difficult because they're forced to share a bedroom. Like all young people, they have issues; Trey his burgeoning sex drive and Kim the fact that she has no interest in acting or looking girlish and is sometimes mistaken for a boy. They struggle to grow up and, in the process, learn about love and the importance of friendship; Trey with Julie, Walt's seventeen-year-old daughter, and Emily, a cotillion partner, and Kim with Cyd, a girl she meets in her soccer league. Their coming-of-age stories are two of many stories about people of all ages dealing with life and relationships in Southern California during the Great Recession.

Product Details

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish Date
August 28, 2013
6.0 X 0.97 X 9.0 inches | 1.4 pounds
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About the Author

Dave Gioia lives and writes in Southern California, the setting for both his debut novel, Valley of Saint Anne, and second novel, Himba Pond Dance. The atmosphere, landscape, landmarks, politics and culture of the place inform both of these novels but the subjects they deal with are universal. Dave's novels are character-driven stories about contemporary life that explore relationship between people of all ages, which can be can be warm, tender and loving and also cool, harsh and hateful. When you observe people interacting and reacting to each other in Dave's novels you will see the entire spectrum of human emotions on display. Dave's third novel will be available in the summer of 2014. To keep abreast of work-in-progress and availability visit www.DaveGioia.com. Enjoy Dave's novels and please recommend them!