The turnout

by Abbott, Megan, 1971-

Format: Book on CD 2021
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Monroeville Public Library Audio CD ABBOTT MEGAN
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC ABBOTT (COMPACT DISC)
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD ABBOTT
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks ABBOTT Megan
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Longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick An Instant New York Times Bestseller
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott's exquisite and disquieting new novel, "dark and juicy and tinged with horror" ( The New York Times Books Review ), set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio.

With their long necks and matching buns and pink tights, Dara and Marie Durant have been dancers since they can remember. Growing up, they were homeschooled and trained by their glamorous mother, founder of the Durant School of Dance. After their parents' death in a tragic accident nearly a dozen years ago, the sisters began running the school together, along with Charlie, Dara's husband and once their mother's prized student.

Marie, warm and soft, teaches the younger students; Dara, with her precision, trains the older ones; and Charlie, sidelined from dancing after years of injuries, rules over the back office. Circling around one another, the three have perfected a dance, six days a week, that keeps the studio thriving. But when a suspicious accident occurs, just at the onset of the school's annual performance of The Nutcracker-- a season of competition, anxiety, and exhilaration--an interloper arrives and threatens the sisters' delicate balance.

Taut and unnerving, The Turnout is Megan Abbott at the height of her game. With uncanny insight and hypnotic writing, it is a sharp and strange dissection of family ties and sexuality, femininity and power, and a tale that is both alarming and irresistible.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From cheerleaders (Dare Me, 2012) through gymnasts (You Will Know Me, 2016) and now to ballerinas, Abbott continues to find lurking horror in the athletic obsessions of teenagers. "They came with their sprightly dreams and limber bodies and hard little muscles and hungry lean bellies and a desire to enter into the fairy tale that is dance to little girls and a few special little boys." An innocent rite of childhood or a vision of lambs to the slaughter? It's both, and way more, in Abbott's multifaceted story of the Durant School of Dance, run by two sisters, Dara and Marie, and Dara's husband, Charlie. The women teach the classes--each year's troupe working toward a Christmas performance of The Nutcracker--and Charlie handles the business, his wrecked, former dancer's body a reminder of "how beautiful things could be all broken inside." We sense immediately that there's still more breaking to come, inside and out, but the swirling turmoil needs a catalyst to ignite: cue the stranger who comes to town in the form of a contractor hired to repair the trio's house. Abbott brilliantly explores the psychosexual undercurrents throbbing throughout this haunting novel, from the dancers' pointe shoes, "pink satin fantasies we beat into submission," through even The Nutcracker itself, "a young girl's dream of peering over the precipice into the dark furrow of adulthood." HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The success of the TV adaptation of Dare Me will spur additional interest in Abbott's latest."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sisters Dara and Marie Durant, the protagonists of this gut-punching noir from Thriller Award winner Abbott (Give Me Your Hand), have been running the Durant School of Dance since the accidental death of their parents. They're aided by Dara's husband, Charlie, who was the ballet school's prize student and who became a surrogate sibling after his mother moved to England. Marie's move out of the family home to live in the building housing the dance studio changes the dynamic among the three, which is upended even further after a fire damages the school. Derek, an overbearing contractor who assesses the scope of the necessary repairs, hard-sells the Durants on extensive renovations to be funded by the insurance settlement. Dara has cause to worry when Marie becomes attracted to Derek. A suspicious death follows. Abbott is pitch-perfect at making the sisters' complex dynamic and mix of emotions plausible and painful, while capturing the competitiveness and cruelty of children's ballet, where every young girl wishes to be the center of attention. This look at the darker side of the dance world demonstrates why Abbott has few peers at crafting moving stories of secrets and broken lives. Agent: Dan Conaway, Writers House. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ballet dancers -- Fiction.
Businesswomen -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher [New York] :Penguin Audio,2021
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Campbell, Cassandra, narrator.
Penguin Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 10 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780593409428
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