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Publisher Description

The highly anticipated memoir of Australian ballerina Mary Li – and the long-awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin's bestselling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer.

Mary’s Last Dance is a powerful and uplifting memoir about chasing an impossible dream, and sacrificing one’s own ambition for the love of a child. It is a moving and unforgettable story of passion, dedication and devotion – and the highly anticipated sequel to one of the world’s most beloved books.

Mary Li is an international ballet star and a mother like no other. She became a household name when her husband Li Cunxin published his bestselling memoir, Mao’s Last Dancer – but that book told only half the story.

Growing up in a rambunctious family in Rockhampton, Mary discovered an extraordinary early passion for ballet. It saw her move to London at age sixteen, to study at the Royal Ballet School and dance at the London Festival Ballet with the likes of Nureyev, and later to Houston Ballet, where as Principal Dancer she fell in love with the acclaimed dancer Li Cunxin. The couple became the darlings of the dance world, and were happier than they could have imagined at the arrival of their firstborn daughter, Sophie.

Then right at the height of her international career, Mary seemingly disappeared from view. What could have happened to cause a woman so committed, so talented, to give it all away in a heartbeat? Now, almost twenty years on, we learn what happened next to this inspiring family, and why it is Mary’s turn to tell a truly remarkable tale.

'Full of love and hope, Mary’s Last Dance is an honest and profound look into the enchanting life of Mary Li. Facing everything with ambition and drive, Mary writes about her life in beautiful detail, from hardships to hope. The essential companion to Mao’s Last Dancer, and an outstanding read!’ BETTER READING

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2020
3 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Random House Australia
SELLER
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
7.2
MB

Customer Reviews

MA&S CAS ,

Mary’s Last Dance

Inspiring, insightful and uplifting. What an amazing person and life.

srix749 ,

Courageous

A very moving and powerful story. I enjoyed it immensely.