New Novel Follows Ballerina Trying to Overcome her Past

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Jimmy Esmaeili’s “Ballerina” is the story of Jennifer, a struggling young dancer working toward success

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I may not have literally projected today’s society, but the overall idea of superficiality and lack of desire to explore and question has definitely evolved in the way that I suggested.

Jimmy Esmaeili’s new romantic suspense novel “Ballerina: A Novel in Fractals” (published by iUniverse) is an exploration of working toward goals, overcoming abuse and finding love. Inspired by a true story, it is at different times horrifying and endearing.

Jennifer is a teenage dancer with dreams of becoming a professional ballerina. A severely malnourished teenage girl, she reveals for the first time how she suffered years of sexual, physical, and mental abuse at the hands of her father.

When she was 8 years old, she lost her mother. Her childhood almost took her down the same path of self-destruction as her charismatic but predatory father, who molested and abused her when she was only 13 years old.

Now, with the help of Sandra, her stepmother, and the memory of her late friend, Tina, Jennifer has hope for escaping the preying hands of Ray Dillon, the drug dealer who tries to keep her in his sway.

“To read a book probably makes you question society and day’s natural, where we’ve started to move further and further away from human interaction due to increase technology,” Esmaeili writes. “I may not have literally projected today’s society, but the overall idea of superficiality and lack of desire to explore and question has definitely evolved in the way that I suggested.”

About the Author
Jimmy Esmaeili was born in Iran in 1957. In 1987, he moved to Norway, where he still lives today. He dedicates “Ballerina” to his mother, who supported him in every endeavor.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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