Dance Real Slow Author:Michael Grant Jaffe "Attorney Gordon Nash has been struggling to take care of his little boy, Calvin, in the two years since his wife abruptly walked out on them. They have settled in a small town in Kansas where Gordon has scaled back on his ambitions to become a big-time litigator, opting instead to work for an old college chum in a low-key law practice. Deeply s... more »haken by his wife's departure, Gordon has nevertheless managed to settle in, taking on a coaching job for the local high-school basketball team and becoming involved in a new relationship. Out of the blue, he receives a call from his wife, and he must decide whether he's ready to let her back into their lives. In this gracefully written first novel, Jaffe captures the mixed joys of parenting, including both moments of unabashed tenderness and supreme irritation. And his winning characterization of four-year-old Calvin--who carries around a dead Portuguese man-of-war in a mason jar and stuffs his pockets full of slugs--is right on the mark."