The Great Bravura

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
She Writes Press
Publish Date
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 as been a fascinated student of the signs and planets since childhood. She has written professionally about astrology for numerous publications since 1990. The study of the stars led her to the study of human nature, and she has worked volunteer or part time as an HIV counselor throughout the 1990s. She is also a playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker, with many lurid credits to her name. Her short film The Great Bravura, a magician's tale, has been screened at several festivals, and she is currently developing a feature-length version of the story, which she hopes to film in the twenty-first century. She spins her web in New York city, but in her frequent moments of pomposity views herself as a citizen of the world.

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