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New York City, 1977: To escape her parents’ messy divorce, eleven-year-old Mira throws herself into ballet, finding a mentor in the middle-aged Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane. Her natural skill and hard work land her in the prestigious School of American Ballet, run by the legendary George Balanchine. But as she ascends higher in the ballet world, her relationship with Maurice intensifies, sparking dark, unexpected desires that will upend both their lives.
In the present day, Kate, a professor of dance at a midwestern college, embarks on an affair with a student that threatens to obliterate her career and the life she has painstakingly created. When she receives a letter from a man long thought dead, Kate is hurled back into the maelstrom of her past.Moving between then and now, Girl Through Glass illuminates the costs of ambition, perfection, secrets, and the desire for beauty, and reveals how the sacrifices we make for an ideal can destroy—or save—us.
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In the roiling summer of 1977, eleven-year-old Mira is an aspiring ballerina in the romantic, highly competitive world of New York City ballet. Enduring the mess of her parents’ divorce, she finds escape in dance. Ballet offers her control, power, and the promise of glory. It also introduces her to forty-seven-year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane who becomes her friend and mentor.
Over the course of three years, Mira is accepted into the prestigious School of American Ballet, run by the legendary George Balanchine, and eventually becomes one of “Mr. B’s girls”—a dancer of rare talent chosen for greatness. As she ascends in the ballet world, her relationship with Maurice intensifies, touching dark places within herself and unleashing a chain of consequences 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 capsize the new life she has painstakingly created for her reinvented self. When she receives a letter from a man she’s long thought dead, Kate is hurled back into the dramas of a past she thought she had left behind.
Title: Girl Through Glass: A Novel
Book Condition: Good
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