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The Resource Astonish me : a novel, Maggie Shipstead, (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Astonish me : a novel, Maggie Shipstead, (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
Astonish me : a novel
Title
Astonish me
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Shipstead
Creator
Contributor
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 United States. 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 an extraordinary world, and the lives of her vivid and tempestuous characters. Filled with intrigue, brilliant satire, and emotional nuance, Astonish Me is a superlative follow-up to Shipstead's superb debut
Cataloging source
RECBK
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Shipstead, Maggie
Dewey number
  • 813.6
  • 813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Baker & Taylor Axis 360
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  • Fiction
  • Ballerinas
  • Secrecy
Label
Astonish me : a novel, Maggie Shipstead, (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307962911
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
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Global Done
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0013909722
Publisher number
EB00161503
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869383154
Label
Astonish me : a novel, Maggie Shipstead, (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307962911
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Global Done
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0013909722
Publisher number
EB00161503
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869383154

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