The force of such beauty : a novel

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[New York] : Dutton, [2022].
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386 pages ; 24 cm
Verdi Community Library and Nature Center - Adult Fiction
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[New York] : Dutton, [2022].


"After a failed attempt at escape, the princess of a tiny kingdom begins to reevaluate her life. Caroline, a former marathon runner who dropped out of school at fourteen to pursue an Olympic medal, was the perfect candidate for a tiara: shapely, disciplined, accustomed to public attention, and utterly uneducated. After she meets Finn, the handsome prince of a small European kingdom, her fate is sealed, with a collar of pearls locked around her throat and a rope of diamonds leashing her to a balcony, Caroline uses her once-powerful body to smile, wave, and produce children with perfect grace. But once she begins to open her eyes to the world around her--and examine her own reflection--Caroline discovers that she may have entered a bargain that cannot be undone. Barbara Bourland's stunning third novel is her softest, strangest book to date. Inspired by the alleged escape attempts of real-life princesses and set in a grotesque and gaudy prerecession 2000s Europe, The Force of Such Beauty is a heart-wrenching and compulsively readable testament to the way in which real-life power structures around the world ultimately rest on the subjugation of women's bodies"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bourland, B. (2022). The force of such beauty: a novel . Dutton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bourland, Barbara. 2022. The Force of Such Beauty: A Novel. [New York]: Dutton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bourland, Barbara. The Force of Such Beauty: A Novel [New York]: Dutton, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bourland, Barbara. The Force of Such Beauty: A Novel Dutton, 2022.

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