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Item:352472262674Booktopia Store About us Shipping & Delivery Returns Policy FAQ Contact Us Categories Arts & Entertainment Biographies & True Stories Children & Teenagers Computing & I.T. Earth Sciences & Environment Economics Education Engineering & Technology Fiction Health & Personal Development Humanities Language & Linguistics Law Lifestyle Literature, Poetry & Plays Medicine Science Newsletter Sign up to our newsletter to hear about about new items and special promotions! Sign up Payment Methods The Complete Ballet by John Haskell ISBN: 9781555977870Price:$32.25 Format: Paperback Postage: FREE Standard Postage In Stock with our international supplier, see below for details. Product Description A dark-hued, hybrid novel by a writer who "delivers our culture back to us, made entirely new" (A. M. Homes) In The Complete Ballet, John Haskell choreographs an intricate and irresistible pas de deux in which fiction and criticism come together to create a new kind of story. Fueled by the dramatic retelling of five romantic ballets, and interwoven with a contemporary story about a man whose daunting gambling debt pushes him to the edge of his own abyss, it is both a pulpy entertainment and a meditation on the physicality-and psychology-of dance. The unnamed narrator finds himself inexorably drawn back to the pre-cell phone world of Technicolor Los Angeles, to a time when the tragedies of his life were about to collide. Working as a part-time masseur in Hollywood, he attends an underground poker game with his friend Cosmo, a strip-club entrepreneur. What happens there hurtles the narrator down the road and into the room where the novel's violent and surreal showdown leaves him a different person. As the narrator revisits his past, he simultaneously inhabits and reconstructs the mythic stories of ballet, assessing along the way the lives and obsessions of Nijinsky and Balanchine, Pavlova and Fonteyn, Joseph Cornell and the story's presiding spirit, the film director John Cassavetes. This compulsively readable fiction is ultimately a profound and haunting consideration of the nature of art and identity. Product Details ISBN: 9781555977870 Format: Paperback Title: The Complete Ballet Delivery This title is in stock with our international supplier. Once you have placed your order we will immediately order it from our supplier. Once we receive it we will ship it to you ASAP from our Sydney Distribution Centre. Please note the handling time applicable for this product.For an estimate on the delivery timeframe please refer to 'Delivery' in the top section of this listing, underneath the 'Postage' section.For more information please see 'Shipping and Delivery' in the banner above.Condition:Brand new, ISBN:9781555977870, Author:John Haskell, Format:Paperback, Language:English
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