Spanning thirty years, and jumping from the opera house in Paris to suburbia in Southern California to the dance scene of NYC in the ‘70s, the novel centers around Joan, a ballerina in the corps of an American company who helps a brilliant, Russian dancer defect to the States early in her career. This pivotal moment sends the lives of two families on a tract toward collision. An insightful, psychological narrative on the pressures of perfection and the dichotomy between the ordinary and the gifted, Astonish Me offers much food for thought.
- Lovers of generation-spanning fiction.
- Anyone curious about getting a close look into the world of ballet.
- Those who enjoy time-jumping narrative.