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Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead

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Astonish me
Title
Astonish me
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Shipstead
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the passionate, political world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a ballerina whose life has been shaped by her relationship with the world-famous dancer Arslan Ruskov, whom she helps defect from the Soviet Union to the U.S. While Arslan's career takes off in New York, Joan's slowly declines, ending when she becomes pregnant and decides to marry her longtime admirer, a PhD student named Jacob. As the years pass, Joan settles into her new life in California, teaching dance and watching her son, Harry, become a ballet prodigy himself. But when Harry's success brings him into close contact with Arslan, explosive secrets are revealed that shatter the delicate balance Joan has struck between her past and present. In graceful, inimitable prose, Shipstead draws us into the lives of her lovably tempestuous characters. Filled with intrigue, hilarious satire, and emotional nuance, Astonish Me is a brilliant investigation into the bonds that hold us, despite the distancing of time and geography"--
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Shipstead, Maggie
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fiction
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  • Ballerinas
  • Secrets
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Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead
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Note
"This is a Borzoi book" --Title page verso
Control code
17824017
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 p.
Isbn
9780307962904
Lccn
2013026781
Label
Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" --Title page verso
Control code
17824017
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 p.
Isbn
9780307962904
Lccn
2013026781

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