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Isadora

(2017)
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Using the scaffolding of Isadora Duncan's life and the stuff of her spirit, Amelia Gray's breakout novel delivers an incredibly imaginative portrait of the artist, resulting in "a stunning meditation on art and grief by one of America's most exciting young authors" (NPR).

As dynamic, enthralling, and powerful as the visionary artist it captures, Amelia Gray's Isadora is a relentless and living portrayal of a woman who shattered convention, even in the darkest days of her life.

In 1913, Isadora Duncan was known as much for her stunning dance performances as for her eccentric and salacious personal life - her lovers included poets, directors, and the heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune. But when her two children drowned in Paris, she found herself taking on a role she had never dreamed of.

The tragedy brought the gossips out in full force, and the grieving mother wanted nothing more than to escape it all. Fleeing the very life she had worked so hard to build, she left her sister, Elizabeth, holding the reins of the artistic empire along with Elizabeth's lover, Max, who had his own ideas for greatness. For two years Isadora cast about prewar Europe, living on credit on islands in Greece and in shuttered beachfront dwellings in Italy. She lashed out at her dearest lovers and friends, the very people who held her up. But life had cracked her spirit in two: on one side, the brilliant young talent who captivated audiences the world over; on the other, a heartbroken mother spinning dangerously on the edge of sanity.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Isadora: A Novel
Author(s): Amelia Gray
ISBN: 0-374-27998-5 / 978-0-374-27998-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
Title: Isadora: A Novel
Author(s): Amelia Gray
ISBN: 1-250-18309-X / 978-1-250-18309-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Isadora: A Novel
Author(s): Amelia Gray
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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