AMELIA GRAY - Isadora

 

Monday, June 19th at 7pm

Author
AMELIA GRAY
speaking & signing
Isadora

In Conversation With:
Susan Quesal

 


ABOUT ISADORA

In 1913, the restless world sat on the brink of unimaginable suffering. But for one woman, the darkness of a new era had already made itself at home. Isadora Duncan would come to be known as the mother of modern dance, but in the spring of 1913 she was a grieving mother, after a freak accident in Paris resulted in the drowning death of her two young children.

The accident cracked Isadora’s life in two: on one side, the brilliant young talent who captivated audiences the world over; on the other, a heartbroken mother spinning dangerously on the edge of sanity.

Isadora is a shocking and visceral portrait of an artist and woman drawn to the brink of destruction by the cruelty of life. In her breakout novel, Amelia Gray offers a relentless portrayal of a legendary artist churning through prewar Europe. Isadora seeks to obliterate the mannered portrait of a dancer and to introduce the reader to a woman who lived and loved without limits, even in the darkest days of her life.


ABOUT AMELIA GRAY

Amelia Gray is the author of four books: AM/PMMuseum of the WeirdTHREATS, and Gutshot. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and is the winner of the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest. She lives in Los Angeles.


ABOUT SUSAN QUESAL

Susan Quesal holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied the resonances of history in contemporary fiction.


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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Isadora Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374279981
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 23rd, 2017

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