Orphan, Agent, Prima, PawneBook - 2017
The year is 1958, and sixteen-year-old Svetlana is stuck in a Moscow orphanage designated for the unwanted children of Stalin's enemies. Ballet is her obsession and salvation, her only hope at shedding a tainted family past. Sveta's dream is to make a new life as a dancer. Her dream comes true: she's invited to join The Bolshoi Ballet, whose power as a symbol of Soviet prowess is unmatched-except perhaps by the dreaded KGB secret police. Sveta is stunned when officers show up at her door. Inexplicably, they know about a fainting spell she once had: a trance she slipped into. Something like a vision. Some very powerful people believe Sveta is capable of serving the regime as much more than a dancer. They want to enlist her against the West as a psychic spy. She must explore this other talent if she is to erase the sins of her family, if she is to dance on the world stage for the Motherland-if she is to survive.
Publisher: [New York] : 2017. Soho Teen,
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource