Lin has a husband, two daughters, and close friends. But dance is her passion. Inescapably, it imposes itself upon her, until the inevitable moment when she must choose between her family life and the all-consuming world of dance to which she aches to return.
Slow Emergenciesconveys an irresistible impulse to create, and illustrates the emotional turmoil that ensues for Lin and her family. Nancy Huston, award-winning author of The Mark of the Angel, writes brilliantly here about the passage of time, the body’s vulnerability, and the solitude of creative endeavor. What results is a deeply felt novel that offers a disquieting but profoundly moving meditation on just what it means to be an artist.
Nancy Huston is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the critically acclaimed Fault Lines, which won France’s Prix Femina and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She has also won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéen, the Prix du Livre-Inter,… More about Nancy Huston
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Published by Vintage Jan 08, 2002| 208 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780375709203