Early From The Dance Author:David Payne A Southern novel in the grand tradition.....Adam and Cary are best boyhood friends, secure in a relationship so deeply rooted that nothing -they think- can threaten or diminish it.Then they meet Jane McCrae. Cary loves her first. Adam tries not to. The three make plans to spend the summer after high school graduation at the beach. — And in that ... more »bright, surprising summer, their lives are changed forever. Kept at home by family trouble, Cary watches Adam and Jane go off to the beach, trusting his friend to take care of his girl. Adam tries to be true to Cary, but he and Jane fall under the spell of Cleanth Faison, the charming and mysterious owner of the Lost Colony Hotel, and his beautiful partner, Morgan Deal.
Adam and Jane are drawn into the sophisticated, fast-lane world of the Lost Colony, where "playing" is the name of the game and there's no such thing as going to far, not realizing until it's too late how easily innocence is lost and that the price they have to pay for love is dangerously high. The price that Cary pays is even higher.
Thirteen years later Adam returns to North Carolina, to the past that's never stopped haunting him. With Jane he relives that incredible , heartbreaking summer, daring to recover what he changed his life to lost.« less