A moving love story inspired by the author's relationship with a political refugee from Togo. It began as a response to the publication of a short story, written by the author's father, Geert Vanistendael. In it, her father gives vent to his feelings about the relationship. At first angry with her father, the author publicly responded by reclaiming the story in this semi-autobiographical novel. Dance By the Light of the Moon is a beautiful, unexpected tale which reaches far beyond the love story that originally inspired it.