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Nocturne : a novel

Alyssa Wees (Author)
"In this haunting, lyrical fantasy set in 1930s Chicago, a talented ballerina finds herself torn between her dreams and her desires when she's pursued by a secretive patron who may be more than he seems. Grace Dragotta has always wanted to be a ballerina, ever since she first peeped through the windows of the Near North Ballet Company. So when Grace is orphaned, she chooses the ballet as her home, imagining herself forever ensconced in a transcendent world of light and beauty so different from her poor, immigrant upbringing. Years later, Grace has become the company's new prima ballerina--though achieving her long-held dream is not the triumph she once envisioned. Time and familiarity have tarnished that shining vision, and her new position means the loss of her best friend in the world. Then she attracts the attention of the enigmatic Master La Rosa as her personal patron, and realizes the world is not as small or constricted as she had come to fear. Who is her mysterious patron, and what does he want from her? As Grace begins to unlock the Master's secrets, she discovers that there is beauty in darkness as well as light, and realizes there may be another way entirely to achieve the transcendence she has always sought"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
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Del Rey, New York, 2023
Fantasy fiction
232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780593357477, 9781529900965, 9780593722664, 0593357477, 1529900964, 0593722663
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