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The Cranes Dance (Vintage Contemporaries Original) - Meg Howrey
The Cranes Dance (Vintage Contemporaries Original)
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 I threw my neck out in the middle of Swan Lake last night. So begins the tale of Kate Crane, a soloist in a celebrated New York City ballet company who is struggling to keep her place in a very demanding world. At every turn she is haunted by her close relationship with her younger sister,... show more
 I threw my neck out in the middle of Swan Lake last night. So begins the tale of Kate Crane, a soloist in a celebrated New York City ballet company who is struggling to keep her place in a very demanding world. 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.   Alone for the first time in her life, Kate is anxious and full of guilt about the role she may have 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. Funny, dark, intimate, and unflinchingly honest, The Cranes Dance is a book that pulls back the curtains to reveal the private lives of dancers and explores the complicated bond between sisters.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307949820 (0307949826)
ASIN: 0307949826
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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me reading books
me reading books rated it
4.0
The Cranes Dance is a story of two sisters, both professional ballerinas with the NY Ballet. Narrated by the elder of the two sisters, Kate Crane, the novel deals with the pressure of professional dance combined with the already difficult task of growing up. The narrator’s voice is one of absolute h...
Julie Doe
Julie Doe rated it
A friend loaned this to me, but I had to DNF it at about 15%. The style of writing didn't appeal to me at all. The first chapter seemed like a big info dump, and the plot didn't really move after that. The characters didn't engage me. Oh well.
Surrounded by Books
Surrounded by Books rated it
0.0 The Cranes Dance
I was more interested in the ballet aspects than the relationship between the sisters.
Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony
Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony rated it
4.0
"No one makes a ballet or a symphony or a painting that expresses dating or looking for an apartment or switching to decaf...it's all on this elevated and unrealistic level."Kate Crane and her sister, Gwen, are both ballet dancers in the same New York ballet company. As the story opens, Kate has se...
Ageless Pages Reviews
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3.0 The Cranes Dance
Read The Review On My Blog --> Ageless Pages Reviews: The Cranes Dance3.75 out of 5Are all ballerinas in fiction crazy? Or at least the ones being published in both YA and general adult literature? After having read the young-adult Various Positions and the more adult-centric The Cranes Dance, I hav...
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