Astonish Me

By Maggie Shipstead

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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.

 Perfect for:

  • Lovers of generation-spanning fiction.
  • Anyone curious about getting a close look into the world of ballet.
  • Those who enjoy time-jumping narrative.
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