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Astonish me
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
253 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307962904 : HRD, 0307962903 : HRD, 9780307962904 (HRD), 0307962903 (HRD), 9780307962904 (hardback), 9780345804617 (trade paperback), 9780307962904, 0307962903, 9780345804617

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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Shipstead, M. (2014). Astonish me. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shipstead, Maggie. 2014. Astonish Me. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shipstead, Maggie, Astonish Me. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Shipstead, Maggie. Astonish Me. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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