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Flight of the Swan

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
The story of a prima ballerina and her acolyte, set in Puerto Rico in 1917.

Flight of the Swan is the compelling story of a world-famous Russian prima ballerina who finds herself stranded on a Caribbean island in 1917, due to political upheavals in her own country. This charming jeu d'esprit explores the complexities of love and betrayal, as the loyal servant Masha gradually comes to recognize that in spite of what she sees as Madame's propensity to be both pretentious and vain, the ballerina is prepared to sacrifice everything for her art. Madame's unfaltering commitment to dance above all else - and her demand of nothing less from her disciples - forces Masha to question what choices she herself is willing to make when it comes to her own loves, ideals, and relationships.

Humorous, engaging, and coyly revealing, Flight of the Swan traces the decisions made by Masha, Madame, and other members of the troupe during their enforced three-month stay in Puerto Rico, and in doing so raises the question of where true happiness lies.

    

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Used availability for Rosario Ferre's Flight of the Swan

Hardback Editions

June 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Flight of the Swan
Author(s): Rosario Ferre
ISBN: 0-374-15648-4 / 978-0-374-15648-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

July 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flight of the Swan
Author(s): Rosario Ferre
ISBN: 0-452-28331-0 / 978-0-452-28331-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Flight of the Swan
Author(s): Rosario Ferre
ISBN: 1-5318-0773-9 / 978-1-5318-0773-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Flight of the Swan
Author(s): Rosario Ferre
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Flight of the Swan: A Novel
Author(s): Rosario Ferre
Publisher: Open Road Media
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