The Resource Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead, (sound recording)

Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead, (sound recording)

Label
Astonish me
Title
Astonish me
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Shipstead
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. / Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps Arslan Rusakov, the great Soviet ballet star, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but Joan knows that, onstage and off, she is destined to remain in the background. Joan will never possess Arslan, and she will never be a prima ballerina; rising no higher than the corps, one dancer among many. After her relationship with Arslan sours, Joan plots to make a new life for herself, quitting ballet, marrying a good man, and settling in California with him and Harry, their son. Joan comes to understand, as the years pass, that ballet is not finished with her yet, for there is no mistaking that Harry is a prodigy. Joan is pulled, through Harry, back into a world she thought she had left behind... back into dangerous secrets, and, inevitably, back to Arslan. Astonish Me, combining a sweeping and operatic plot with subtly observed characters, stunning intensity and deft psychological nuance, raises provocative questions about the nature of talent, the choices we must make in search of fulfillment, and how we square the yearning for comfort with the demands of art
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Shipstead, Maggie
Credits note
Executive Producer: Orli Moscowitz ; Director: Christina Rooney
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3619.H586
LC item number
A88 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Rebecca Lowman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lowman, Rebecca
  • Random House Audio Publishing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballerinas
  • Secrecy
  • Domestic fiction
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn854609183
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
8 sound discs (10 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804165594
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4398
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1624729
  • (OCoLC)854609183
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn854609183
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
8 sound discs (10 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804165594
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4398
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1624729
  • (OCoLC)854609183
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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