Waiting on Wednesday: Various Positions
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Summary from Amazon:
Trapped between the hormone-driven world of her friends and the discontent of her dysfunctional family, fourteen-year-old Georgia is only completely at ease when she’s dancing. When she is accepted into Canada’s preeminent ballet school, Georgia thinks it is the perfect escape. Artistic Director Roderick Allen singles her out as a star, subjecting her to increasingly intensive training, and Georgia obsesses about becoming the perfect, disciplined student. But as she spends more and more time with Roderick, it’s not so clear exactly what their relationship means. Is he her teacher and mentor, or is there something more? These blurred lines will threaten both Roderick’s future at the academy and Georgia’s ambitions as a ballerina.
Various Positions by Martha Schabas will be released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) on February 14, 2012.
I have a strange obsession with dance books and movies, despite my own personal fear of dancing in any form. Sometimes you just have to live certain things vicariously. I’m also intrigued by books that have dual relationship issues. This book has already been released in Canada and received excellent reviews, so I’m looking forward to being able to get it in the US.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?