This narrative pas de deux binds Nina Revskaya's mysterious past as the Bolshoi Ballet's rising young star with her reclusive present as an anonymous benefactor of the Boston arts scene. When a rash, youthful decision based on jealousy and insecurity sets events spinning out of her control, Nina spends the rest of her life guarding a dark secret. With this sweeping story of art, love, and Soviet politics come hints of intrigue and betrayal, and even those with the most dazzling talent cannot protect themselves against damaging accusations.
The book, published by HarperCollins, goes on sale on September 7, and it's currently one of the top books by independent booksellers for the month--you can see all of our collective favorites here. My sales rep, Anne DeCourcey, gave me an ARC of this book earlier this year.