Still Life with Tornado

ISBN9781101994887
PublisherDutton Books for Young Readers
Published2016/10/11
Pages304
AuthorA.S. King
FormatHardcover
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.4 in.
Width5.9 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Still Life with Tornado

A.S. King

Hardcover

2016/10/11

A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist's awakening to the brokenness of her family from critically acclaimed award-winner A.S. King.

Sixteen-year-old Sarah can't draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has "done the art." She thinks she's having an existential crisis. And she might be right; she does keep running into past and future versions of herself as she wanders the urban ruins of Philadelphia. Or maybe she's finally waking up to the tornado that is her family, the tornado that six years ago sent her once-beloved older brother flying across the country for a reason she can't quite recall. After decades of staying together "for the kids" and building a family on a foundation of lies and domestic violence, Sarah's parents have reached the end. Now Sarah must come to grips with years spent sleepwalking in the ruins of their toxic marriage. As Sarah herself often observes, nothing about her pain is remotely original—and yet it still hurts.
 

Still Life with Tornado

A.S. King

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ISBN9781101994887
PublisherDutton Books for Young Readers
Published2016/10/11
Pages304
AuthorA.S. King
FormatHardcover
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.4 in.
Width5.9 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Synopsis

A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist's awakening to the brokenness of her family from critically acclaimed award-winner A.S. King.

Sixteen-year-old Sarah can't draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has "done the art." She thinks she's having an existential crisis. And she might be right; she does keep running into past and future versions of herself as she wanders the urban ruins of Philadelphia. Or maybe she's finally waking up to the tornado that is her family, the tornado that six years ago sent her once-beloved older brother flying across the country for a reason she can't quite recall. After decades of staying together "for the kids" and building a family on a foundation of lies and domestic violence, Sarah's parents have reached the end. Now Sarah must come to grips with years spent sleepwalking in the ruins of their toxic marriage. As Sarah herself often observes, nothing about her pain is remotely original—and yet it still hurts.
 

Editorial Reviews

“Moving, unapologetically strange, skillfully constructed…. Read this book, whatever your age. You may find it’s the exact shape and size of the hole in your heart.”

– The New York Times

"Fans of Perks of Being a Wallflower will love this powerful new release from award-winning A.S. King."

– Buzzfeed

“Surreal and thought-provoking.”

– People Magazine