The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Author:Marilyn Durham This story blazes through Wyoming territory in the 1880s. — Marilyn Durham's novel The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing tells of John Wesley Grobart, an ex-soldier and ex-convict bent on robbing a train. On his way to the robbery, he kidnaps Catherine Crocker, a would-be passenger who is running away from an unhappy marriage. The novel follows the unlik... more »ely pair on their adventures in the Wyoming Territory of the 1880s. Grobart, known as Jay, is driven through the wilderness by a quest to resolve his past. As a young man he had married a young Shoshone girl named Cat Dancing; they had two children. Cat was assaulted and murdered, and Jay spent ten years in jail for killing the Indians he believed to be her murderers. His children have been living with the tribe of their mother, and now Jay wants them back.
The quest is hampered by relentless pursuit from Catherine's husband and a railway agent named Harvey Lapchance. During a headlong flight through rugged terrain, hiding from their pursuers and struggling for sustenance, Catherine and Jay discover romance.« less