Pas de Deux

By Nina Berkhout

Pas de Deux
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Set against the backdrop of a ballet, Pas de Deux, is the story of one dancer's descent into madness and the catastrophic consequences it has on her relationship with the photographer assigned to the troupe. While dancing two roles in a new version of Camelot, the dancer suffers ... Read more


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Set against the backdrop of a ballet, Pas de Deux, is the story of one dancer's descent into madness and the catastrophic consequences it has on her relationship with the photographer assigned to the troupe. While dancing two roles in a new version of Camelot, the dancer suffers a break with reality and becmes convinced her lover is having an affair with the ballerina performing the Lady Guinevere role. Driven to jealousy, she immerses herself in a fantasy of escape. Filled with striking images and rich language, Pas de Deux leads the reader through a sad, lovely story; akin to watching a tragic ballet unfold on paper.

Nina Berkhout

Nina Berkhout is the author of two previous novels: The Mosaic, which was nominated for the White Pine Award and the Ottawa Book Awards and named an Indigo Best Teen Book, and The Gallery of Lost Species, an Indigo and Kobo Best Book and a Harper’s Bazaar Hottest Breakout Novel. Berkhout is also the author of five poetry collections, including Elseworlds, which won the Archibald Lampman Award. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, she now lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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