Various Positions is a disturbing, well written first novel told from the point of view of Georgia. Georgia is a fourteen year old ballet student, focused on maintaining an excessively lean dancer's body. She also encourages a friend to engage in starving to the point of anorexia. The theme of uneven power relationships between older men and younger women is reflected in the dysfunctional marriage of Georgia's parents, and her own unhealthy fixation on her harsh ballet instructor, Roderick, aka "The Rodemizer."
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