Sleight

A Novel
Product Number: EB00646059
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781566892933
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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Description

A "powerfully original" novel that explores ideas of artistic performance, gender, and family in the shadow of an unthinkable tragedy (Kirkus Reviews). Sisters Lark and Clef have spent their lives honing their bodies for "sleight"-an interdisciplinary art form that combines elements of dance, architecture, acrobatics, and spoken word. Estranged for several years, the sisters are reunited by West, an ambitious sleight troupe director who needs the sisters' opposing approaches to the form-Lark is tormented and fragile, but a prodigy; Clef is driven to excel, but lacks the spark of artistic genius. But when a disturbing mass murder makes national headlines, West seizes on the event as inspiration for his new performance, one that threatens to destroy the very artists performing it-or drive them to the very edge of sanity in this unique novel from "a wildly talented writer" (Adam Levin, author of The Instructions).

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Author(s): Kirsten Kaschock
Original Publish Date: Sep 07, 2011

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