Doubleday (1989)

At the center of Ghost Dancing is the legendary film director Jeremiah Gage, whose notoriety is based on his violent and antiheroic films. When Gage discovers that his son Peter, who disappeared in the radical underground of the late sixties, may still be alive, he searches for him through ghost towns resurrected by the counterculture, through the isolated mountain villages of northern New Mexico. Part thriller, part fable, part ghost story, Ghost Dancing is tightly plotted and rich in psychological complexity, a story of the healing of wounds, both personal and historical.



Ghost Dancing is a book of surprising gifts. A story of violence but also of tenderness, growth, and the power of hearts open to challenge, risk, Life.”

~ Alice Walker