Varley O’Connor constructs a story around the real-life figures of George Balanchine and his fifth wife, ballerina Tanaquil Le Clerq. Coleen Marlo is not able to overcome the weaknesses of a novel that wants to be a memoir. The lack of plot, action, and character development, as well as the overabundance of fictional introspection, left this listener unengaged. Perhaps those with an interest in ballet history would find it fascinating, but they would be better served by a real biography that would breathe life into these fascinating people. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2012]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781455135080 $29.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9781455135103 multiple sources
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2012
CS ISBN 9781455135066 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781455135073 $76.00 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781455135097 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
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