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They're Going to Love You

A Novel

by Meg Howrey

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They're Going to Love You by Meg Howrey
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    Nov 2022, 288 pages


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Set in the world of professional ballet at the time of the AIDS crisis, this is an emotionally complex look at family, belonging, loss, memory and forgiveness.

Teenage Carlisle lives with her mother in Ohio, but their relationship has never felt particularly close. Though her mother shares her passion for dance, Carlisle longs to spend more time with her father, Robert, and his partner, James. Charming and enigmatic, both are former dancers themselves, immersed in the vibrant art and culture scene of 1980s New York. Their lifestyle seems irresistibly sophisticated and alluring to Carlisle. And so, seeking the sense of belonging that has always evaded her, she aims to enmesh herself in their lives across a series of adolescent visits by proving herself worthy of their adoration. But over the years, cracks begin to show in Robert and James' seemingly idyllic relationship. Lies are told and romantic betrayals take place. Decisions made by both men and Carlisle will have profound and devastating ripple effects throughout the rest of their lives. ...

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