2019 Book Excellence Award Finalist for Contemporary Fiction
In Careless, Charlotte Darling, a principal dancer for New York City Ballet, is not as young as she used to be. A childhood memory of Margot Fonteyn keeps her going long after other dancers might have retired. Like all performers, she has self-discipline along with some injuries, which require pain management treatment.
Careless begins with Charlotte writing her memoirs because her soon-to-be ex-husband has put financial restraints on her. Charlotte has been writing and dancing as much as she can to maintain her luxurious New York City lifestyle.
She has her manager, also her sister, Lilly, there to support her through the divorce. When the proceedings become more and more complicated, their mother comes to NYC from Virginia. Kay Darling spent her life promoting her talented daughter Charlotte and will do anything to protect her.
Careless is a fast-paced and witty tale about love and betrayal in NYC, Palm Beach, Newport, and Middleburg. Jane Foster shows the dark side of fame and addiction humorously in this novel.
“Foster offers an intricate character study, sometimes reminiscent of the 2010 film Black Swan, offering a similarly painful, unflinching chronicle of the slow descent of a talented ballerina. But this tale uniquely offers the viewpoint of a dancer who’s well past her prime, fighting to hold on by any means necessary.” Kirkus Reviews
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