This text is part of the "Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics" series which also includes "St Peter Relates an Incident" by James Johnson. Winning a scholarship to ballet school in Paris was a kind of liberation for 16-year-old Djuana. She also makes friends and meets lovers.
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'Distinguished... A work which makes its impression page by page by style and authority. An evocation of love and adolescence, it is an evasive, atmospheric book, but in fact it possesses strength, passion and sadness, being, like the dancer Djuna who is its central figure and much tougher than she looks.' - SUNDAY TIMES 'This brief novel, which somehow recalls Debussey's music, has considerable psychological penetration... a novel that oscillates with sensibility like a cats whisker, and catches the nuance of a nuance with delicate dexterity.' - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'A finely-spun web of feeling and insight into the feminine condition... Exquisitely written.' - SCOTSMAN 'Intensely clever.' - DAILY MAIL
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