Radiant Shimmering Light

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Author(s): Sarah Selecky
Original Publish Date: Dec 04, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.93 hours)
Product Number: Z100141773
Released: Dec 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538495384
Narrator/s: Lisa Flanagan
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Description

A nuanced satire-both hilarious and disconcerting-that probes the blurred lines between empowerment, spirituality, and consumerism in our online lives Lilian Quick is forty, single, and childless, working as a pet-portrait artist. She paints the colored light only she can see, but animal aura portraits are a niche market at best. She's working hard to build her brand on social media and struggling to pay the rent. Her estranged cousin has become internet-famous as "Eleven" Novak, the face of a massive feminine lifestyle empowerment brand, and when Eleven comes to town on tour, the two women reconnect. Despite twenty years of unexplained silence, Eleven offers Lilian a place at the Temple, her Manhattan office. Lilian accepts, moves to New York, and quickly enrolls in the Ascendency, Eleven's signature program: an expensive, three-month training seminar on leadership, spiritual awakening, and marketing. Eleven is going to help her cousin become her best self: confident, affluent, and self-actualized. In just three months, Lilian's life changes drastically: she learns how to break her negative thought patterns, achieves financial solvency, grows an active and engaged online following, and builds authentic friendships. She finally feels seen for who she really is. Success! But can Lilian trust everything Eleven says? This compelling, heartfelt satire asks us, How do we recognize authenticity when storytelling and magic have been co-opted by marketing?

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Sarah Selecky
Narrator(s): Lisa Flanagan
Product Number DD36105
Released: Apr 24, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538495414
eBook
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Author(s): Sarah Selecky
Product Number EB00737206
Released: Dec 04, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781635571813

Professional reviews

"Narrator Lisa Flanagan will have listeners laughing at this ironic coming together of two very different estranged women. Artist Lilian is reunited with her cousin, the Internet personality now known as "Eleven." Flanagan helps listeners differentiate the two women and their idiosyncrasies by using a rapid pace and higher pitch for Lilian's self-inflicted neuroses. She maximizes the novel's ironic attitude toward such contemporary phenomena as New Age trends and superficial social media. Listeners will chuckle at the predicaments that pepper Lilian's choice to join her cousin's self-help program, offered at The Temple, Eleven's Manhattan office. This fun story told by a confident narrator will help make any jog, drive, or wait enjoyable. M.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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