The Great Bravura

Jill Dearman (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
She Writes Press
Publish Date
November 03, 2015
Pages
203
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781631529894

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About the Author

Jill Dearman is the author of Bang the Keys (Penguin), a book for writers, as well as Queer Astrology for Men and Queer Astrology for Women (St. Martins), which will be reissued by MacMillan. She is a broadly published journalist and award-winning prose writer whose work has been published in New York Stories, North Atlantic Review, The Portland Review, Lilith, and numerous other publications. A native New Yorker, mystic-about-town, and lifelong film fanatic, she enjoys taking imaginative forays along the seedy side of the street. For more, visit www.jilldearman.com.

Reviews

"Jill Dearman is the New Queen of Noir."
--Go Magazine

"Brutal and magical and sexy as hell. Dearman's noir voice shatters boundaries I never knew existed."
--Augusten Burroughs, author, Running With Scissors.

"A rich, noirish picture of Olde New York with a punk sensibility that rocks the senses. Dearman's characters are twisted, doomed, with a lust for life."
--Roberta Bayley, photographer and author of Patti Smith and Blank Generation Revisited: The Early Days of Punk Rock.

"Sapphically ardent, meta-absurd, and Nin-sexy all at once, Jill Dearman's tale is a triumph of mysterious pleasures: a Colette martini with a drop of Robbe-Grillet vermouth and a Jeanette Winterson olive."
--Michael Atkinson, author of Exile Cinema and Hemingway Deadlights.

"The Great Bravura straddles two worlds: her feet are firmly planted on earth, among a gritty ragtag group of early-20th century circus performers, while her hands reach for the stars, drawing the reader into a magical mystery realm where fantasy and sorcery are commonplace. Dearman builds on the tension created by the two milieus bumping into each other on the page to ultimately create a morality tale reminiscent of another era―the tragedies of ancient Greece."
--Aaron Krach, artist, journalist, and author of Half-Life

"With the illusion of a good magic show and the captivating edge of the early 20th century, The Great Bravura spellbinds readers in its twisted tale."
--RT Reviews