The Turnout

The Turnout

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Bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott's revelatory, mesmerizing, and game-changing new novel set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio, and an interloper who arrives to bring down the carefully crafted Eden-like facade.

Ballet flows through their veins. Dara and Marie Durant were dancers since birth, with their long necks and matching buns and pink tights, homeschooled and trained by their mother. Decades later the Durant School of Dance is theirs. The two sisters, together with Charlie, Dara's husband and once their mother's prize student, inherited the school after their parents died in a tragic accident nearly a dozen years ago. Marie, warm and soft, teaches the younger students; Dara, with her precision, trains the older ones; and Charlie, back broken after years of injuries, rules over the back office. Circling around each other, 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 delicate balance of everything they've worked for.

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.

Title:The Turnout
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593084908
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    The Turnout Reviews

  • Emily May

    Ballet was full of dark fairy tales The Turnout contains a lot of the things I've come to love about Abbott's books: dark gritty themes, beauty in the mundane, and the fine line between friendship ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Oh... my... good...ness.... what...the...heck... I...just...read! I like to start with my confessions: the book started a little slow for me and the quirkiness, weirdness, whothehellarethesepeopleness...

  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!this is a story about a prestigious family-owned ballet school in the run-up to their big holiday season production of The Nutcracker; the atmosphere crackling with the energy of anxio...

  • Lisa of Troy

    Dara and Marie are running their mother's dance studio along with Charlie, Dara's husband and former dance student. The three of them grew up together and have an incredible bond. But then Derek arriv...

  • JanB

    DNF @30%I love Megan Abbot but this book is just too strange for me. I felt gross just reading it....

  • Michelle

    Dara and Marie are sisters that run The Durant School of Dance for up and coming ballet dancers. Their mother was once a famous ballet dancer and had own and run the school through out the girls child...

  • Barbara

    Ok, Megan Abbott just ruined The Nutcracker Ballet for me. Furthermore, I’ll be gazing at ballet troupes in a whole different light. I jest…sort of. “The Turnout” is Abbott’s 10th novel. It ...

  • Tammy

    To the untrained eye watching a ballet dancer, turnout appears to be happening from the feet. In actuality it comes from small muscles located in the hip socket which rotate the entire leg outward. Yo...

  • Elle

    If there’s anything that’s obvious from the range of reviews she’s garnered on this site, it’s that Megan Abbott’s books are not for everyone. Many of her characters are ‘unlikeable’ wom...

  • L.A.

    This has more than a twist....it is TWISTED!!! Alarming, Distressing, Disgusting, Disturbing and uncomfortable! If you are disturbed by child and adult inappropriate activity, than don't read it. As o...