A Novel

eBook - 2014
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Told in interconnecting stories, Ballroom is a beautifully crafted debut novel--reminiscent of the works of Elizabeth Strout and Jennifer Haigh--about a group of strangers united by a desire to escape their complicated lives, if only for a few hours each week, in a faded New York City dance hall.Time has eroded the glamour of the Ballroom, but at the end of the 1990s, a small crowd of loyal patrons still makes its way past the floor-to-ceiling columns which frame the once grand hall each Sunday evening. Sweeping across the worn parquet floor under a peeling indigo ceiling, these men and women succumb to the magic of the music, looking for love and connection, eager to erase the drab reality of their complicated lives.Nearly forty and still single, Sarah Dreyfus is desperate for love and sure she'll find it with debonair Gabriel Katz, a dazzling peacock who dances to distract himself from his crumbling marriage. Tired of the bachelor life, Joseph believes...
Publisher: 2014.
ISBN: 9780062323064
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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siammarino Feb 20, 2015

It's 1999 in New York City and there are still quite a few ballrooms where passionate dancers like Angel and Maria, Harry, Joseph, Sarah, and Gabriel meet on the weekends. We learn their stories, each different, but all united in their passion for dance and search for love. A bittersweet story that evokes a different era.


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