Still Life with Tornado
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.
On Sale: October 3, 2017
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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
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