Nocturne : a novel

Title Nocturne : a novel
Names Wees, Alyssa.
Book Number DB113833
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "Growing up in Chicago's Little Sicily in the years following the Great War, Grace Dragotta has always wanted to be a ballerina, ever since she first peered 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, with the Great Depression in full swing, 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, finds that true friendship cannot be broken by time or distance, and realizes there may be another way entirely to achieve the transcendence she has always sought." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Johnson, Zura.
Local Subject Fantasy - FAN
American literature in English - 810
Long Book - LO
Commercial Format - CF
Audience Notes Female narrator.
Unrated. Commercial Audio
LC Subject Ballerinas - Fiction
Ballet - Benefactors - Fiction
Nineteen thirties - Fiction
Orphans - Fiction
Secrecy - Fiction
Chicago (Ill.) - History - 1875 - Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Call Number 813.6 AFI
Language English
Released 2023
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2023
Original Publication Reissue of: New York : Penguin Random House, [2023] 9780593677186
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