From award-winning author
Genevieve Valentine, a reimagining of the fairy tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses as flappers during the Roaring Twenties in Manhattan.
Jo, the firstborn, “The
General” to her eleven sisters, is the only thing the Hamilton girls have in
place of a mother. She is the one who taught them how to dance, the one who
gives the signal each night, as they slip out of the confines of their father’s
townhouse to await the cabs that will take them to the speakeasy. Together they
elude their distant and controlling father, until the day he decides to marry
them all off.
The girls, meanwhile,
continue to dance, from Salon Renaud to the Swan and, finally, the Kingfisher,
the club they come to call home. They dance until one night when they are
caught in a raid, separated, and Jo is thrust face-to-face with someone from
her past: a bootlegger named Tom whom she hasn’t seen in almost ten years.
Suddenly Jo must balance not only the demands of her father and eleven sisters,
but those she must make of herself.
With The Girls at the
Kingfisher Club, award-winning writer
Genevieve Valentine takes her superb storytelling gifts to new heights, joining
the leagues of such Jazz Age portrayers as Amor Towles and Paula McClain, and
penning a dazzling tale about love, sisterhood, and freedom. Download and start listening now!