The Resource Astonish me : [a novel], by Maggie Shipstead, (sound recording)

Astonish me : [a novel], by Maggie Shipstead, (sound recording)

Label
Astonish me : [a novel]
Title
Astonish me
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
by Maggie Shipstead
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the passionate, political world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a ballerina whose life has been shaped by her relationship with the world-famous dancer Arslan Ruskov, whom she helps defect from the Soviet Union to the U.S. While Arslan's career takes off in New York, Joan's slowly declines, ending when she becomes pregnant and decides to marry her longtime admirer, a PhD student named Jacob. As the years pass, Joan settles into her new life in California, teaching dance and watching her son, Harry, become a ballet prodigy himself. But when Harry's success brings him into close contact with Arslan, explosive secrets are revealed that shatter the delicate balance Joan has struck between her past and present. In graceful, inimitable prose, Shipstead draws us into the lives of her lovably tempestuous characters. Filled with intrigue, hilarious satire, and emotional nuance, Astonish Me is a brilliant investigation into the bonds that hold us, despite the distancing of time and geography"--Provided by publisher
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Title
Astonish me
Creator
Summary
Helping a world-famous dancer to defect from the Soviet Union to the United States, ballerina Joan watches her friend's career soar while her own declines in the wake of her pregnancy and marriage, a situation that eventually exposes difficult secrets
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10387192
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Rebecca Lowman
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True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Maggie Shipstead
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Astonish me : [a novel], by Maggie Shipstead, (sound recording)
Label
Astonish me : [a novel], by Maggie Shipstead, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Text version copyright 2014
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unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (10 hrs)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804165594
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
cat13rev,cat24
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn853494930
  • (OCoLC)853494930
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
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