Saturday, October 22

Win Various Positions--_CLOSED

Summary:  Nuanced, fresh, and gorgeously well-written, Martha Schabas' extraordinary debut novel takes us inside the beauty and brutality of professional ballet, and the young women striving to make it in that world. Shy and introverted, and trapped between the hyper-sexualized world of her teenaged friends and her dysfunctional family, Georgia is only at ease when she's dancing. Fortunately, she's an unusually talented and promising dancer. When she is accepted into the notoriously exclusive Royal Ballet Academy--Canada's preeminent dance school--Georgia thinks she has made the perfect escape. In ballet, she finds the exhilarating control and power she lacks elsewhere in her life: physical, emotional and, increasingly, sexual. 


This dynamic is nowhere more obvious than in Georgia's relationship with Artistic Director Roderick Allen. As Roderick singles her out as a star and subjects her to increasingly vicious training, Georgia obsesses about becoming his perfect student, disciplined and sexless. But a disturbing incident with a stranger on the subway, coupled with her dawning recognition of the truth of her parents' unhappy marriage, causes her to radically reassess her ideas about physical boundaries--a reassessment that threatens both Roderick's future at the academy and Georgia's ambitions as a ballerina.





By Martha Schabas
Donated by Ksenia (publisher)
ARC Edition
Open To United States Only

49 comments:

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LoriStrongin said...

Sounds good! Ever since watching Center Stage, I've loved books about the reality of the professional dancer's world.


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Lena said...

Ooooh, I like the sound of this one!

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Sophia said...

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Danah said...

The cover is funky! I like it though.
This is my first time hearing about this book. I'd love to read it.

Thank you for the chance!


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