The Resource Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead

Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead

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Astonish me
Title
Astonish me
Statement of responsibility
by Maggie Shipstead
Creator
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
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H586
LC item number
A88 2014
Literary form
fiction
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  • Ballerinas
  • Secrets
Label
Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead
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Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" --T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn854285679
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307962904
Lccn
2013026781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)854285679
Label
Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" --T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn854285679
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307962904
Lccn
2013026781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)854285679

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