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Our Lives as Kites

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What makes an artist tick, go on and, to use the dirty word, create?

We enter the world of ballet through Yvonne Fillon, a one-time soloist ballerina who is on a journey of self-discovery in rough waters. We enter it during one of her days out in the outdoors, when she launches a kite and takes in everything from the wind and the clouds as a source for inspiration. For, at
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ebook, Kobo edition, 337 pages
Published November 2012 (first published August 13th 2012)
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Michael Strauss
This is an amazing story about the life of Yvonne Fillon, her passion for ballet, her growing up to a soloist ballerina, her successes and her troubles.

Her journey remains intense and interesting till the end. Marius Hancu transports us effortlessly in time from Yvonne, the young student, to Yvonne, the mature choreographer, as well as in space from Montreal, Toronto, New York, to Nice, London, and Berlin. The book is not just about ballet, it's about human life, showing Yvonne dealing with its
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Cassandra Kay Silva
I am not sure if the main character was strong enough for me (Despite the ending) or even likable or relatable enough for me to latch on to her journey personally. I love the allegory of the kite and thought this was very poignant and well place in the framework. I enjoyed the entering of the world of ballet and I though the authors immersion into this world was well formed, however I don't know if this world was interesting enough for the plot to be so partial throughout. I felt in many instanc ...more
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Marius Hancu is the author of "Our Lives as Kites" and of "Simon and Hiroko," two literary novels.

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Finds:

- An interview with him at Julia Hones' blog

- A review-interview set (in English) with him at Amaranta's Laletricefelice Italian blog

- A review of "Simon and Hiroko" at Resa Nienaber's literary blog

- A review of "Our Lives as Kites" by Susie Crow, a former soloist with the Royal Ballet and Sadle
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