Join The Friends for another lively First Friday Book Club.
What it means to be a dancer and what it means to be a daughter are interwoven in a novel centred around the seductive world of ballet by former New York dancer Meg Howrey. The physicality of ballet, the challenges of the daily class, the career options, plus maintaining family relationships, are sensitively examined in a time of the Aids crisis. Howrey does a wonderful job of leading us through this world and this story of a family of ballet dancers and choreographers.
They're Going To Love You is about the complicated relationships within a family, father and daughter, mother and daughter, a young girl and her father’s partner, her father and his partner. All the characters are burdened in a way over the thing they love, by not being able to dance, burdened by their relationships. The art and creativity is stifled by things that happen or by each other.
Meg Howrey, They're Going To Love You, Anchor Books, 2023