Everything you need to understand or teach The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee.
Alexander Chee’s epic historical novel The Queen of the Night is told through the eyes of Lilliet Benre, a glamorous opera singer who dreams of starring in an original role. However, when one is written just for her, she discovers that it is a detailed recreation of her past life - a story she has only told to a select few. Now on a quest to discover who betrayed her, Lilliet must decide whether to bury the secrets of her past, or embrace them for the sake of her dreams. Queen of the Night explores themes of pushing against fate, the dangers of relying on public perception, and discovering one’s true identity.