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Dancing for Degas: A Novel

Authors: Wagner, Kathryn
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC019000, FIC027200
ISBN: 9780440338710, Related ISBNs: 0385343868, 0440338719, 9780385343862, 9780440338710
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 400,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In the City of Lights, at the dawn of a new age, begins an unforgettable story of great love, great art—and the most painful choices of the heart.
 
With this fresh and vibrantly imagined portrait of the Impressionist artist Edgar Degas, readers are transported through the eyes of a young Parisian ballerina to an era of light and movement. An ambitious and enterprising farm girl, Alexandrie joins the prestigious Paris Opera ballet with hopes of securing not only her place in society but her family’s financial future. Her plan is soon derailed, however, when she falls in love with the enigmatic artist whose paintings of the offstage lives of the ballerinas scandalized society and revolutionized the art world. As Alexandrie is drawn deeper into Degas’s art and Paris’s secrets, will she risk everything for her dreams of love and of becoming the ballet’s star dancer?
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