Girl Through Glass

Girl Through Glass

A Novel

Book - 2016
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1977. Young Mira is a student in the highly competitive world of New York City ballet. The rigorous hours of practice and obsessive perfectionism offer her control, power, and the promise of glory. It also introduces her to Maurice DuPont, a reclusive balletomane who becomes her mentor-- touching dark places within herself and sparking unexpected desires that will upend both their lives. In the present day, Kate, a professor of dance at a Midwestern college, embarks on a risky affair with a student that threatens to obliterate her career and capsizes the life she has created for her reinvented self. A letter from a man she's long thought dead hurls Kate into a past she thought she had left behind.
Interweaving narratives that move between past and present follow a young ballerina whose life is upended when she falls in love with her much-older mentor, and a professor of dance at a Midwestern college who has a risky affair with a student.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Harpercollins,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062326270
0062326279
Characteristics: 289 pages ; 24 cm

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blustocking
Nov 05, 2016

this book is about ballet, yes, but under that it is about the sexual abuse unto rape of a young dancer. the reader is supposed to buy the rapist as mentor. the writing is good and the world of ballet is certainly interesting but i have to consider this attitude irresponsible as it perpetuates csa. yet how does one know how damaged the writer's mind is? the world is full of minds damaged by abuse.

athompson10 May 09, 2016

A sad tale about a girl who gets lost along the way in pursuit of a dance career, and seeks redemption and peace as an adult.

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jameshosking
Mar 01, 2016

As a former dancer, I enjoyed this book but found some of primary characters and situations contrived. I think it was adept at creating a sense of atmosphere but often worked too hard to wring drama (veering into melodrama) out of the scenes. I did enjoy it however and think other dance fans will as well.

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