Marcia Cebulska is an award-winning American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter whose work has been read and performed internationally.
She is a wanderer; he will not fly. She is a city girl; he prefers a bison ranch. She grew up in her father’s Greek restaurant; he dances at powwows. Ava and Jesse travel life together in a turquoise pickup truck, feasting along the way. They settle, raise children, cheat, gamble, and fight with great gusto. When Ava leaves to travel around Greece like a female Odysseus, their bond is tested.
Watching Men Dance is a feast for the senses, a celebration of cultural diversity, and a compelling read, at once both humorous and moving. Ava, the captivating main character, embodies an engaging zest for life as she struggles between her pull to adventure and her need for home and family. Jesse, the Native dancer she falls in love with, challenges her beliefs and commitments. Watching Men Dance is the story of a marriage: simple and complex, lonely and overcrowded, exasperating and fulfilling.
CRITICS PRAISE CEBULSKA'S WRITING
"Rich characters who easily and convincingly come to life.”
"Lively wit, sympathy and understanding…beautifully crafted…full blown and fleshed out."
“Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, but always meaningful."