Monday, December 13, 2010

Transforming History: Tomorrow We Dance by Tara Maya

Happy Monday, everyone!

I wanted to talk about the novelette, Tomorrow We Dance by Tara Maya. (Tara didn't ask me to mention this as part of any favor. I volunteered to do this because I think it's a fantastic read, and I hope you'll give it a chance.)

Tomorrow We Dance tells the story of a young boy who becomes a follower of the Bone Whistler, a man who claims he can bring back the dead. The boy is willing to risk everything for this dream, and it's possible that he could lose it all.

That alone is a compelling and exciting story, but Tara Maya doesn't stop there. Tomorrow We Dance also revitalizes literary history. Reading this work reminded me of the strange addiction people have to the classic fairy tales and how they work. This contemporary story makes you see the classics in a different light and somehow manages to unify this long lineage of storytelling while also transforming it into something new. You'll feel yourself propelled forward and backward at the same time.

Tomorrow We Dance is available as a stand alone novelette or as part of a larger anthology called Conmergence. I sincerely think this is a great story that will appeal to the majority of people who visit TLL. So, check it out!


  1. Can't wait to read the anthology. I have an electronic copy to review but have been completely overwhelmed since I got it. Your review only makes me more anxious to get to it. :)

  2. Davin, thank you for putting this up! I want to read Tara's entire anthology, but I have two full manuscripts to read now (the winners of my subscriber contest), so it will have to be put off once again. I plan to do a review of the anthology on my blog. :)

  3. Oh cool...I have the anthology. I'll have to bump it up the list. Thanks for the great review!

  4. Nevets: 1. Finish your Notes From Underground story, 2. Read Tara Maya's book!

    Michelle, I know you've read parts of Conmergence already. I'm interested to see what you think of Tomorrow We Dance in comparison!

    Jamie, Yes, I absolutely recommend it. I'd love to hear what you think of it when you do read it.

  5. thanks for the review, domey! will have to check it out.

  6. Do check it out, TJN. I think you'll like it. I think you'll admire it. I mean that.

  7. Yeah, my story for Notes is my top priority tonight. After the ambulance Christmas party. And an errand I have to run in another city for my bill-paying job.


    Is, "Calgon, take me away?" at odds with the Nevets image? haha

  8. Alas. So many books I want to read. This sounds facinating.

  9. Great review, Domey. I love stories that have many facets to them and this sounds like one of those.

    And by golly, Tara Maya knows how to pick a great cover. I thought the cover of Conmergence was great and this is just as good. Methinks this stands out even among traditionally published novels.

  10. Thank you so much for this great review, Domey!

    @ Nevets, yes, do finish your story for the Underground!

    I'm expecting to work on the cover for Underground soon, and really looking forward to it.

  11. I'm still waiting for the print version of Conmergence!

  12. I discovered an error in the proof. It meant I had to redo the whole cover, and I just didn't have time during finals. It's being done now, but ordering the new proof and waiting for delivery, confirmation, etc. takes a while. However, except for the error, now corrected, the proof looked nice. I hope my relatives think so, at least, 'cause that's what they're all getting from me for Christmas. ;)


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