White Swan, Black Swan (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

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“Adrienne Sharp writes with breathtaking perception about the needs and desires of the body, its resilience and its vulnerabilities. Art, passion, history intersect with burning immediacy in this beautifully crafted book.”
–CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI
Author of The Mistress of Spices

The world’s most famous choreographer becomes infatuated with a talented young dancer who proves both siren and muse . . . A rising star plunges into an affair with a principal but finds that the ecstasy on the stage cannot be matched in the bedroom . . . A dying legend reflects on the fading beauty of a life in motion, lost to everything but memory. In this beguiling collection, Adrienne Sharp captures the essence and passion of ballet and its fleeting world and translates them into unforgettable stories.White Swan, Black Swan heralds the arrival of a unerringly graceful new voice in American fiction.

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Adrienne Sharp studied ballet from the age of seven and trained with the prestigious Harkness Ballet in New York. She received a master's degree with honors from the writing seminars at Johns Hopkins University and a Hoyns Fellowship in Fiction from the University of Virginia. She lives in California with her husband and two children.
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