What You Become In Flight: Discovering Life After Dance by Ellen O'connell WhittetWhat You Become In Flight: Discovering Life After Dance by Ellen O'connell Whittet

What You Become In Flight: Discovering Life After Dance

byEllen O'connell Whittet

Paperback | April 14, 2020

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A career-ending injury takes a ballerina from the lofty heights of dance down to the ground where she must learn life anew.

After a devastating misstep by her dance partner, Ellen's life is unalterably changed. Recovered but no longer able to dance, she embarks on a self-discovery of life outside of dance while coming to terms with her past. She describes how her grandmother and cousin -- both dancers -- inspired her to take up ballet, how she developed eating disorders in order to retain the ideal body of a ballerina, and how a sexual assault nearly derailed her recovery. By telling not just her own story, but the lives of other dancers who have been forced to leave the stage, Ellen uses her newfound vocation of writing to reflect on survival, happiness, and trust.
Ellen O'Connell Whittet is an essayist and lecturer. Winner of the Virginia Faulkner Award, her work has appeared in Vulture, Paris Review, Buzzfeed, Teen Vogue, and Prairie Schooner. This is her first book.
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Title:What You Become In Flight: Discovering Life After DanceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:8.25 × 5.08 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:April 14, 2020Publisher:Melville HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1612198325

ISBN - 13:9781612198323

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