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Careless: A Novel

Jane Foster

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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.

2019 Book Excellence Award Finalist for Contemporary Fiction

Editorial Reviews:

“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

About the Author

Jane Foster was born in New Orleans and moved to New York City to study English Literature and Art. She lived in NYC for over 30 years, working as a jewelry designer with Fred Leighton before opening her own business. She now splits her time between Florida and France. “Sliding,” Foster’s second fiction novel, is loosely based on her life. In 1980s New York City, the book’s main character does not know she is an alcoholic. “Sliding” was the Eric Hoffer Gold Medal Finalist for Commercial Fiction in 2016. Foster’s third book, “Boulevard Beausejour,” written with Anne Yelland, won the 2017 Book Excellence Award Finalist for Comedy. The book follows a couple who move to Paris from New York City. “Careless,” her fourth book, was a 2019 Book Excellence Award Finalist for Contemporary Fiction-International. The book tells the story of an NYC ballet dancer and reveals the dark side of fame. For nearly two decades, Foster has served on the board of the Hanley Center, an alcoholism and substance abuse treatment center in South Florida. Her mission is to try and remove the stigma surrounding addiction and recovery. By sharing her experiences and strength, she inspires many inside and outside the recovery community. Foster is also a passionate horticulturist, and two of her gardens are included in the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens.

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