Details

ISBN-10: 1609457315
ISBN-13: 9781609457310
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publish Date: 03/08/2022
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.30" W, 1.00" H

Reeling

Translator: Hildegarde Serle

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Price: $17.00

Overview

Award-winning author, Lola Lafon continues her exploration of the psyches of young girls-their fragility, their resilience.

Fontenay, a Parisian suburb, 1984. Cléo is 12 when her parents prod her into taking ballet classes. She drops out after a long year of feeling lost, not classy nor graceful enough, and undoubtedly not as rich as the other kids.

By chance, she signs up for Modern Jazz class at a MJC-a state funded organization whose mission is to provide access to art and culture to all children.

Modern Jazz is her calling, and soon Cléo is transformed, working out constantly, dreaming of becoming a professional dancer. That’s when she catches the attention of Cathy, an elegant middle-aged woman, who is a talent scout for Galatée-a foundation that gives fellowships to exceptionally gifted teenagers.

Fascinated by Cathy and the many gifts with which this providential “godmother” is showering her, Cléo introduces her to her parents, receiving their blessing to spend more and more time with her, ultimately falling prey to Galatée’s trap.

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Praise for Reeling

"The deep relevance and the nuanced portrayal of the myriad effects of abuse on their lives are skillfully done."–Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Lola Lafon


"A virtuoso blend of documentary and imagination...startling,"–Nouvel Observateur


"Lola Lafon reinvents the lives of star gymnast Nadia Comaneci...she writes about the rewriting of history, of an individual story and a collective myth."–Livres Hebdo

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Details

ISBN-10: 1609457315
ISBN-13: 9781609457310
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publish Date: 03/08/2022
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.30" W, 1.00" H
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