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Dich tanzen zu sehen (2014)

von Maggie Shipstead

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"From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the passionate, political world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a ballerina whose life has been shaped by her relationship with the world-famous dancer Arslan Ruskov, whom she helps defect from the Soviet Union to the U.S. While Arslan's career takes off in New York, Joan's slowly declines, ending when she becomes pregnant and decides to marry her longtime admirer, a PhD student named Jacob. As the years pass, Joan settles into her new life in California, teaching dance and watching her son, Harry, become a ballet prodigy himself. But when Harry's success brings him into close contact with Arslan, explosive secrets are revealed that shatter the delicate balance Joan has struck between her past and present. In graceful, inimitable prose, Shipstead draws us into the lives of her lovably tempestuous characters. Filled with intrigue, hilarious satire, and emotional nuance, Astonish Me is a brilliant investigation into the bonds that hold us, despite the distancing of time and geography"--… (mehr)
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I have read all 3 of Shipstead's novels and this one is good but not at the same level as the other 2. It deals with world of ballet and is probably accurate in its portrayal of the industry. This book constantly bounces around in time so it can be hard to follow but that worked for me. Joan is a ballet dancer who realizes that she will never be a star and the book shows her relationship to a star dancer, her "best" friend who becomes her husband, and her son. The story had some plausibility issues but the book kept me interest. If you want to look behind the scenes at ballet then I think this would be a good choice. The writing is excellent. ( )
  nivramkoorb | Oct 27, 2021 |
Astonish Me is set in the competitive world of American ballet. Shipstead dissects the disappointments of her characters at the gap between dreams and reality.

The story jumps backwards and forwards in time between 1973 and 2002. As the novel opens in 1977, young dancer Joan has realised that she is never going to be a star, and when she becomes pregnant she drops out to marry her old schoolfriend Harry. She is also running away from a failed relationship with Arslan, another dancer, whom Joan helped to defect from the Soviet Union. Joan’s more talented friend Elaine continues her dance career.

The story jumps forward a few years to Southern California, where Joan, her husband and son have moved in next door to Sandy. The competitive focus has shifted to the women’s ambitions for their kids.

I was drawn to the ballet/theatre setting of the story, but there is little of the glamour and excitement associated with that environment here. What made it a good read was the characterisation, and Shipstead’s ability to maintain a fine balance of spiky wit and compassion. Shipstead’s characters are not always likeable, sometimes they do things which are frustratingly foolish, sometimes I found them really annoying, but they came to seem very real and I was drawn into caring about what might happen to them.

I received a copy of this book to review through the Amazon Vine programme.

Reviewed 9 September 2014. ( )
  elkiedee | Aug 9, 2021 |
Received from NetGalley

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Be forewarned that if you aren't a big fan of books that jump around in time, this is not the book for you. It also jumps around in character POV but I never found it confusing in either regard.

The book centers around the ballet and all the drama, love, intrigue, etc that goes on behind the scenes. Most of the book is told from the perspective of Joan. She has a secret that is revealed toward the end of the book. I'm not sure if the author was attempting to make it a big reveal or have the reader suspect or what but I guessed pretty early on what it was. That being said, I still enjoyed getting there and was left wanting more. I don't necessarily want a sequel to find out what happened to the characters but I feel like the ending was a bit lacking. If given the choice between leaving it the way it is and having my mind wonder what happened and having a sequel, I'd leave it alone. Definitely worth a read if you like books that are mainly (what seems to me anyway) a character study. ( )
  Stacie-C | May 8, 2021 |
This is one of those novels that reminds you why you love to read. Like a fine ballet, Shipstead crafts her multi-generational tale with graceful technique. Astonish Me is certainly "en pointe." ( )
  mbellucci | Apr 10, 2021 |
I enjoyed this story but I'm starting to rethink some of the critics I listen to because although it was interesting and the characters were compelling the prose was nothing to write home about. ( )
  FurbyKirby | Jan 5, 2021 |
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For two beloved friends:

NICHOLAS,
who knows about the place where art and life meet,
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MICHELLE,
who goes to the ballet with me
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"From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the passionate, political world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a ballerina whose life has been shaped by her relationship with the world-famous dancer Arslan Ruskov, whom she helps defect from the Soviet Union to the U.S. While Arslan's career takes off in New York, Joan's slowly declines, ending when she becomes pregnant and decides to marry her longtime admirer, a PhD student named Jacob. As the years pass, Joan settles into her new life in California, teaching dance and watching her son, Harry, become a ballet prodigy himself. But when Harry's success brings him into close contact with Arslan, explosive secrets are revealed that shatter the delicate balance Joan has struck between her past and present. In graceful, inimitable prose, Shipstead draws us into the lives of her lovably tempestuous characters. Filled with intrigue, hilarious satire, and emotional nuance, Astonish Me is a brilliant investigation into the bonds that hold us, despite the distancing of time and geography"--

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