The Resource Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead

Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead

Label
Astonish me
Title
Astonish me
Statement of responsibility
by Maggie Shipstead
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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"--
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technical information on music
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Shipstead, Maggie
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
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LC call number
PS3619.H586
LC item number
A88 2014
PerformerNote
Read by Rebecca Lowman
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Ballerinas
  • Secrecy
  • FICTION / Family Life
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Label
Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead
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  • "This is a Borzoi book" --T.p. verso
  • Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780804165624
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
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unknown
Stock number
EB1C32BF-845D-4053-8B48-832FB3CD0659
System control number
  • (OCoLC)873816935
  • (TLC)erc0000234159
  • 820980
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Astonish me, by Maggie Shipstead
Link
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book" --T.p. verso
  • Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804165624
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
EB1C32BF-845D-4053-8B48-832FB3CD0659
System control number
  • (OCoLC)873816935
  • (TLC)erc0000234159
  • 820980
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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