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ISBN-10: 1451617976
ISBN-13: 9781451617979
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publish Date: 07/10/2012
Dimensions: 8.01" L, 5.29" W, 0.57" H

Stone Arabia

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From a National Book Award nominee comes “a smart, subtle, moving story about the complicated business of knowing the people you love” “(Book Forum”). Denise remains her brother Nik’s most passionate audience, but when her daughter decides to make a film about Nik, everyone’s vulnerabilities escalate.

From the National Book Award nominated author of Innocents and Others and Wayward, “a smart, subtle, moving story about the complicated business of knowing the people you love” (Book Forum).

In the sibling relationship, “there are no first impressions, no seductions, no getting to know each other,” says Denise Kranis. For Denise and her brother, Nik, now in their forties, no relationship is more significant. They grew up in Los Angeles in the late seventies and early eighties. Nik was always the artist, always wrote music, always had a band. Now he makes his art in private, obsessively documenting the work but never testing it in the world. Denise remains Nik’s most passionate and acute audience; she is also the crucial support for Nik and for their aging mother, whose dementia seems to threaten her own memory. When Denise’s daughter, Ada, decides to make a film about Nik, everyone’s vulnerabilities escalate.

In Stone Arabia, Dana Spiotta “explores the inner workings of celebrity, family, and other modern-day mythologies” (Vogue).

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"Added to the brilliant glitter of Ms. Spiotta's earlier work...is something deeper and sadder: not just alienation, but a hard-won awareness of mortality and passing time... both a clever meditation on the feedback loop between life and art, and a moving portrait of a brother and sister, whose wild youth on the margins of the rock scene has given way to the disillusionments and vexations of middle age."–Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
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ISBN-10: 1451617976
ISBN-13: 9781451617979
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publish Date: 07/10/2012
Dimensions: 8.01" L, 5.29" W, 0.57" H
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