The Art of Falling
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The Art of Falling

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One Wrong Step Could Send Her Over the Edge All Penny has ever wanted to do is dance--and when that chance is taken from her, it pushes her to the brink of despair, from which she might never return. When she wakes up after a traumatic fall, bruised and battered but miraculously alive, Penny must confront the memories that have haunted her for years, using her love of movement to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Kathryn Craft's lyrical debut novel is a masterful portrayal of a young woman trying to come to terms with her body and the artistic world that has repeatedly rejected her. The Art of Falling expresses the beauty of movement, the stasis of despair, and the unlimited possibilities that come with a new beginning.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 206 x 26mm | 399.99g
  • Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1402285191
  • 9781402285196
  • 929,865

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"Instead of taking pride in the ways she excelled, Penelope Sparrow beat herself down and allowed her insecurities to taint a life of great promise with her body image issues. In real life, that's not a story that often ends well. The "Art of Falling" becomes a story of hope, however, thanks to Penelope's incredible second chance. Reflecting on this is a conversation many young women should have--especially those struggling to reconcile societal messages with their passion for movement and the judgment of the mirror. My heart went out to all involved as Craft presents her mesmerizing characters with depth, understanding, and ethos." - Lana Kay Rosenberg, artistic director, Miami University Dance Theatreshow more
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