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Girl Through Glass
Author: Sari Wilson

ISBN: 9780062326270
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26 January 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.0 x 2.5
Long Listed for The 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeA Bookish Buzz Most Exciting Book of 2016 So FarAn enthralling literary debut that tells the story of a young girl s coming of age in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet a story of obsession and the quest for perfection, trust and betrayal, beauty and lost innocence.In the roiling summer of 1977, eleven-year-old Mira is an aspiring ballerina in the romantic, highly competitive world of New York City ballet. Enduring the mess of her parent s divorce, she finds escape in dance the rigorous hours of practice, the exquisite beauty, the precision of movement, the obsessive perfectionism. Ballet offers her control, power, and the promise of glory. It also introduces her to forty-seven-year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane who becomes her mentor.Over the course of three years, Mira is accepted into the prestigious School of American Ballet run by the legendary George Balanchine, and eventually becomes one of Mr. B s girls a dancer of rare talent chosen for greatness. As she ascends higher in the ballet world, her relationship with Maurice intensifies, touching dark places within herself and sparking unexpected desires th...

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