On Sale: September 3, 2002
Featuring: Oscar Kornblatt; Ginny Valentine; Gabriel Kornblatt
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The spellbinding story of a father and son, both married, who fall in love with the same alluring ballerina.
Oscar Kornblatt has been a first violinist with the New York City Ballet for so many years that he scarcely notices the
throngs of eager young dancers who fill the ranks of the corps de ballet. But Ginny Valentine catches his eye, and when he
comes to know her he becomes utterly enchanted by her. One night when Ruth, his quietly independent wife, is away, he
brings Ginny back to his Upper West Side apartment and the two become lovers.
While the affair doesnâ€™t last, Oscarâ€™s attachment to Ginny continues to flourish. He invites her to join his family for
Thanksgiving dinner, where she meets and falls in love with Oscarâ€™s eldest son, Gabriel, home from San Francisco for the
holiday. Gabriel, married to a beautiful, highly unstable woman, finds himself falling under Ginnyâ€™s spell. As the bonds of
the family begin to erode, Ruth takes drastic and shocking measures to salvage what is most precious to her: her baby
Set against the glamorous, exciting world of the New York City Ballet, The Four Temperaments explores the ways in which
love and marriage are tested. Through its unforgettable cast of characters, this novel reveals how the demands of the flesh
can suddenly, almost inexplicably, turn lives upside down. With the assurance and virtuosity of a seasoned storyteller,
Yona Zeldis McDonough presents the powerfully sexy story of two adulterous affairs and imbues them with an irresistible
From the Hardcover edition.
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