The Cranes Dance

The Cranes Dance

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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I threw my neck out in the middle of Swan Lake tonight. So begins the tale of Kate Crane, a soloist in a celebrated New York City ballet company. Kate is struggling to keep her place in a very demanding world, a world she can't help satirizing even as she balances injury and self-doubt to maintain her place within it. At every turn she is haunted by her close relationship with her younger sister, Gwen, a fellow company dancer whose career quickly surpassed Kate's but who has recently suffered a breakdown and returned home to Michigan. Alone for the first time in her life, Kate is anxious and full of guilt about the role she played in her sister's collapse. As we follow her on an insider tour of rehearsals, performances, and partners onstage and off, she confronts the tangle of love, jealousy, pride, and obsession that are beginning to fracture her own sanity.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012
ISBN: 9781455137893
1455137898
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file (11 hr., 41 min., 19 sec.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Eyre, Justine

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Oct 16, 2013

This was one of my favorite books so far this year. I took ballet for the first 15 years of my life, and this book goes into a lot of detail. (And makes me glad I didn't pursue ballet in my adult life!)
It reads like a very personal diary. I look forward to reading other books by this author.

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