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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
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Jo, the firstborn, The General to her eleven sisters, is the only thing the Hamilton girls have in place of a mother. She is the one who taught them how to dance, the one who gives the signal each night, as they slip out of their father's townhouse and into cabs that will take them to the speakeasy. Together they elude their controlling father. Meanwhile, they continue to dance, until one night when they are caught in a raid, separated, and Jo is thrust face-to-face with someone from her past: a bootlegger named Tom whom she hasn't seen in almost ten years. Suddenly Jo must weigh in the balance not only the demands of her father and eleven sisters, but those she must make of herself.

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Street Date:
06/24/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781666592290

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Genevieve Valentine. (2014). The Girls at the Kingfisher Club. Unabridged Dreamscape Media.

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Genevieve Valentine. 2014. The Girls At the Kingfisher Club. Dreamscape Media.

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Genevieve Valentine, The Girls At the Kingfisher Club. Dreamscape Media, 2014.

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Genevieve Valentine. The Girls At the Kingfisher Club. Unabridged Dreamscape Media, 2014.

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      • content: The Twelve Dancing Princesses never had more fun than the 12 Hamilton sisters in this new take on the old tale. Susie Berneis keeps the energy high as the girls slip away from their overprotective father each night to partake of the glamour of New York City's nightlife in the Roaring Twenties. Berneis keeps the girls fresh and alive as they visit speakeasies, flirt with gangsters and reprobates, and dance the night away with men of all stripes. When their father believes they're up to something more sinful, he determines to marry them off or have them committed to institutions. Berneis sounds appropriately distressed as Jo, the eldest sister and narrator of the book, takes matters into her own hands. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine
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        Set in Jazz Age Manhattan, Valentine pays homage in her second novel (after Mechanique) to “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” a Brothers Grimm story. The book’s imagery has a cinematic sweep, but the narrative itself is less dazzling. Jo Hamilton, called the General by her 11 younger sisters, does her best to shield them from their wealthy, distant father. Disappointed that his wife did not give him any sons, he houses the girls on the top floors of their mansion, away from their mother, to be raised by nannies and each other. Jo begins to sneak her sisters out to speakeasies around town where “the Princesses,” as they are eventually dubbed, anonymously dance the night away. Jo is hardened by the responsibility of keeping the girls safe during their outings and protecting them from their father, who would marry them off to cold and uncaring men like himself, and she stops dancing after meeting a man she thinks she could love. The narrative unfolds from her perspective, and though Jo’s matter-of-fact attitude doesn’t get in the way of Valentine’s lush period detail, it unfortunately keeps the reader at an emotional distance for too much of the novel. Agent: Joe Monti, Barry Goldblatt Literary Agency.

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