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ISBN-10: 0571354025
ISBN-13: 9780571354023
Publisher: Faber & Faber Social
Publish Date: 11/17/2020
Dimensions: 7.10" L, 4.30" W, 0.80" H

On Connection

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Overview

Beneath the surface we are all connected . . .

This is a meditation on the power of creative connection. Drawing on twenty years’ experience as a writer and performer, Kae Tempest explores how and why creativity – however we choose to practise it – can cultivate greater self-awareness and help us establish a deeper relationship to ourselves and the world.

Honest, tender and written with piercing clarity, On Connection is a call to arms that speaks to a universal yet intimate truth.

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PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORKS BY KATE TEMPEST

"Tempest . . . doesn't just leap off the page, but leaps into your throat and demands to be shouted all the way out." – Marlon James

"Powerful and merciful." – Ali Smith

"Tempest has an ability to write about big, metaphysical subjects in the most vernacular language." – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times on HOLD YOUR OWN and BRAND NEW ANCIENTS

"One of the brightest British talents around. Her spoken-word performances have the metre and craft of traditional poetry, the kinetic agitation of hip-hop and the intimacy of a whispered heart-to-heart . . . drawing on ancient mythology and sermonic cadence to tell stories of the everyday." – Guardian

"[The Bricks that Built the Houses] marks the arrival of a significant new voice . . . deeply affecting: cinematic in scope; touching in its emphatic humanity . . . Tempest's voice–by turns raging and tender–never falters. By the time the novel reaches its cleareyed climax, cleverly undercutting its own promised happy ending, the reader is left with the impression of a work that hums with human life." –The New York Times Book Review, Editors Choice

"Tempest has a knack for the devastating throwaway line–a skill-honed, no doubt, from years of rapping and spoken-word performances. Her work is rich with underlinable lines . . . Captivating." –The New Yorker on THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES

"Blake, Shakespeare, Eliot, the Wu-Tang Clan: when an artist's outlook on boundaries is so dizzyingly open, you long to know what happens next." –Guardian on THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES

"A novel that perfectly captures the modern trials and tribulations of youth and urban life in London." –BuzzFeed on THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES

"[Tempest is] a Zadie Smith if Smith were in her 20s again . . . An artistic prodigy . . . [Her] captivating The Bricks That Built the Houses is rich in detail, clever in plot and filled with characters who live on the edge but never quite give up." –Shelf Awareness on THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES

"Thrillingly good . . . Ms. Tempest stitches together words with such animate grace that language acquires an almost tactile quality, and the drama she unfolds . . . soars to operatic dimensions. . . . [An] hypnotically persuasive vision." –Charles Isherwood, New York Times on BRAND NEW ANCIENTS

"This feels a lot like Patti Smith here, in massive wordplay. The sorrows, loss, and rage are the same; and you have to admire the inner beauty coming to surface in serious ways; and more than that, applaud a young artist on a marvelous occasion for driving a dream to the fullest extent just for the flight of it." –Washington Review of Books on LET THEM EAT CHAOS

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ISBN-10: 0571354025
ISBN-13: 9780571354023
Publisher: Faber & Faber Social
Publish Date: 11/17/2020
Dimensions: 7.10" L, 4.30" W, 0.80" H
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