Idiophone

An Essay
Product Number: EB00758691
Released: May 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781566895217
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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Description

"This book, about ballet and beauty, philosophy and family, reinforces Amy Fusselman's status as one of our best interrogators of how we live now." -Dave Eggers Leaping from ballet to quilt making, from The Nutcracker to an Annie-B Parson interview, Idiophone is a strikingly original meditation on risk-taking and provocation in art and a unabashedly honest, funny, and intimate consideration of art-making in the context of motherhood, and motherhood in the context of addiction. Amy Fusselman's compact, beautifully digressive essay feels both surprising and effortless, fueled by broad-ranging curiosity, and, fundamentally, joy. "Fusselman bounds with great dexterity from theme to theme-covering topics including addiction, motherhood, gender, and art-until she has transformed the traditional essay into something far wilder and more alive." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "No one acrobats between beauty, confession, rueful humor, and deep insight with such amazing trapeze-y ease as Amy Fusselman." -John Hodgman

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Author(s): Amy Fusselman
Original Publish Date: Jul 03, 2018

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