"If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me:
I had it from my father."
William Shakespeare, "Henry VIII"
Stone’s life is falling apart. At age forty-four, an
English professor, he begins to dress in black and ride
motorcycles in the night. After impregnating one of his
students, he is forced to resign from the University.
Unable to tolerate his strange, sometimes cruel
behavior, his wife, Sandy, throws him out of the house.
His younger brother Roger, an internist, is puzzled by
his actions until he discovers that Harry is suffering
from Huntington’s Disease, a rare genetic condition
which he, himself, is at risk to develop. Narrated by
Roger, Devil’s Dance is ultimately the story of brothers
locked in a love-hate relationship under the shadow of
this deadly illness.