The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Fourteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg––taking with her a secret that could upend the lives of her best friends, fellow dancers Lindsay and Margaux. Now 36 years old, Delphine has returned to her former home and to the legendary Palais Garnier Opera House, to choreograph the ballet that will kickstart the next phase of her career––and, she hopes, finally make things right with her former friends. But Delphine quickly discovers that things have changed while she’s been away…and some secrets can’t stay buried… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual harassment
  • Revenge porn, including revenge porn involving minors
  • Infidelity
  • Eating disorder
  • Discussions of weight & body image
  • Alcoholism
  • Miscarriage
  • Abortion
  • Cancer
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
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