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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kirsten Kaschock Narrator: Adam Verner Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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Sisters Clef and Lark Scrye, like many siblings, are a study in contrast. Clef is a grounded pragmatist driven to excel. Lark, as weightless as her name implies, is an artistic prodigy tormented by needs that take physical shapes. One of the few things the women share is a youth spent honing their bodies for sleight, a fictional art form comprised of dance, architecture, acrobatics, and spoken word. Although estranged for several years, circumstances reunite them, along with West, a charismatic sleight troupe director, and Byrne, a young man burdened by his past. When a group of children is found murdered and bizarrely resurrected, West decides to use the atrocity as inspiration for a new performance, pushing the sleightists to their emotional and physical limits and the form itself to its brilliant apex.

Using images reminiscent of Guillermo del Toro, Kirsten Kaschock explores ideas of gender, family, and performance to ask one of the great questions: what is the role of art in the face of unthinkable tragedy?

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan Schuna | 3/21/2013

    " I didn't finish this book so this review isn't really a review. Many of the ideas and plot pieces were really interesting but everyday, commonplace events are all WAY to infused with meaning for my tastes. All around this sort of book just isn't for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 1/10/2013

    " I marked this book as complete, but after 50-60 pages, I just really could not get in to the book. I don't know if Sleight is a real thing or not, but I do know that the footnotes, Souls, and Needs were beyond vague and unnecessary. I did not like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ben | 11/13/2012

    " Really interesting conceptually, if it fails to live up to it's potential. The thing is, it never pretends to have any, so you can't really be disappointed. Interesting mainly for the concept of Sleight it introduces, but I wouldn't say it's a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 10/25/2012

    " This is a very original and artistic book. The story revolves around an art form called Sleight. It is a real challenge to read as you need to disover the characters but also discover Sleight, which is a very unique art form that is explained in very creative ways. "

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