Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571223442
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No of pages: 128

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The Book of Proper Names

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The Book of Proper Names

is the story of the hapless orphan girl, Plectrude. Raised by her aunt, and unaware of the dark secret behind her past, she is a troubled but dreamy child who is both blessed and cursed by her intoxicating eyes. Discovered to have enormous gifts as a dancer, she is accepted at Paris's most prestigious ballet school, where she devotes herself to artistic perfection, until her body can take no more.

In a brilliantly succinct story of haunted adolescence and lost mothers, Nothomb propels the narrative forward until Plectrude is forced to take command of her own fate.

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Categorised as: Fiction
Sub-categories: General Fiction
Genres & Themes: Translation; Secrets; Ballet; Adolescence

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