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The Resource Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead, (OverDrive electronic resource)

Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead, (OverDrive electronic resource)

Label
Astonish me
Title
Astonish me
Statement of responsibility
by 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 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
  • 813/.6
  • 813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Ballerinas
  • Secrets
Label
Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead, (OverDrive electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book" --Title page verso
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307962911
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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3a3e01a9-9d08-40d4-80e2-5f194aba8b15
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead, (OverDrive electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book" --Title page verso
  • Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307962911
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3a3e01a9-9d08-40d4-80e2-5f194aba8b15
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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