Girl Through Glass: A Novel

Girl Through Glass: A Novel

Sari Wilson


An enchanting literary debut that tells the tale of a tender girl’s coming of age within the cutthroat international of latest York urban ballet—a tale of obsession and the hunt for perfection, belief and betrayal, good looks and misplaced innocence.

In the roiling summer season of 1977, eleven-year-old Mira is an aspiring ballerina within the romantic, hugely aggressive international of latest York urban ballet. Enduring the mess of her parent’s divorce, she unearths get away in dance—the rigorous hours of perform, the beautiful attractiveness, the precision of circulation, the obsessive perfectionism. Ballet bargains her regulate, energy, and the promise of glory. It additionally introduces her to forty-seven-year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane who turns into her mentor.

Over the process 3 years, Mira is permitted into the distinguished institution of yank Ballet run by way of the mythical George Balanchine, and at last turns into one among “Mr. B’s girls”—a dancer of infrequent expertise selected for greatness. As she ascends greater within the ballet international, her courting with Maurice intensifies, touching darkish locations inside of herself and sparking unforeseen wishes that may upend either their lives.

In the current day, Kate, a professor of dance at a Midwestern university, embarks on a dicy affair with a scholar that threatens to obliterate her occupation and capsizes the recent lifestyles she has painstakingly created for her reinvented self. whilst she gets a letter from a guy she’s lengthy inspiration lifeless, Kate is hurled again into the dramas of a earlier she idea she had left behind.

Told in interweaving narratives that flow among prior and current, Girl via Glass illuminates the prices of ambition, secrets and techniques, and the need for good looks, and divulges how the sacrifices we make for a terrific can destroy—or save—us.

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