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Dances : a novel / Nicole Cuffy.

Cuffy, Nicole, (author.).


At twenty-two years old, Cece Cordell reaches the pinnacle of her career as a ballet dancer when she's promoted to principal at the New York City Ballet. She's instantly catapulted into celebrity, heralded for her “inspirational” role as the first Black ballerina in the famed company's history. Even as she celebrates the achievement of a lifelong dream, Cece remains haunted by the feeling that she doesn't belong. As she waits for some feeling of rightness that doesn't arrive, she begins to unravel the loose threads of her past--an absent father, a pragmatic mother who dismisses Cece's ambitions, and a missing older brother who stoked her childhood love of ballet but disappeared to deal with his own demons. Soon after her promotion, Cece is faced with a choice that has the potential to derail her career and shatter the life she's cultivated for herself, sending her on a pilgrimage to both find her brother and reclaim the parts of herself lost in the grinding machinery of the traditional ballet world. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593498156
  • ISBN: 0593498151
  • Physical Description: 277 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2023]
Subject: New York City Ballet > Fiction.
Ballerinas > Fiction.
Ballet dancers > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
Siblings > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Belonging (Social psychology) > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Sports fiction.

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  • 12 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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