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Synopsis: "Martha Schabas is clearly a natural with long-form fiction. . . .The sign of a truly good novel is one where your personal interest in whatever topic or milieu (in this case, The Royal Toronto Ballet Academy) doesn't matter. It is a good story told in an original way, and if it were about monster trucks, another thing I'm less than enthused about, I would still be intrigued because Schabas writes so well. . . . Schabas is a writer in full control of her craft." --National Post
Shy and introverted, and trapped between the hyper-sexualized world of her teenaged friends and her dysfunctional family, Georgia is only at ease when she's dancing. Fortunately, she's an unusually talented and promising dancer. When she is accepted into the notoriously exclusive Royal Ballet Academy--Canada's preeminent dance school--Georgia thinks she has made the perfect escape. In ballet, she finds the exhilarating control and power she lacks elsewhere in her life: physical, emotional and, increasingly, sexual.
This dynamic is nowhere more obvious than in Georgia's relationship with Artistic Director Roderick Allen. As Roderick singles her out as a star and subjects her to increasingly vicious training, Georgia obsesses about becoming his perfect student, disciplined and sexless. But a disturbing incident with a stranger on the subway, coupled with her dawning recognition of the truth of her parents' unhappy marriage, causes her to radically reassess her ideas about physical boundaries--a reassessment that threatens both Roderick's future at the academy and Georgia's ambitions as a ballerina.
About the Author: MARTHA SCHABAS was born in Toronto. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she received the David Higham Literary Award. Her articles, book reviews, and short fiction have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Broken Pencil and Maisonneuve. She is currently completing an M.A. in English Literature at Queen's University. This is her first novel.
Title: Various Positions
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Book Condition: As New
Book Description Anchor Canada 2013-04-30, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780385668781B
Book Description . Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007985227
Book Description Anchor Canada, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Minor warping to text block. ; 7.90 X 5.20 X 1 inches; 368 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 109653
Book Description Anchor Canada, 2013. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 361 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 040933
Book Description Anchor Canada. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2795381354