The Hopeful

Tracy O'Neill (Author)
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Description

A figure skating prodigy, sixteen-year old Alivopro Doyle is one of a few "hopefuls" racing against nature's clock to try and jump and spin their way into the Olympics. But when a disastrous fall fractures two vertebrae, leaving Ali addicted to painkillers and ultimately institutionalized, it's not just her dreams of glory that get torn asunder, but the very fabric that holds her fragile family together.


Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Ig Publishing
Publish Date
June 09, 2015
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9781632460028
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About the Author

Tracy O'Neill is a writer living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2012, she was awarded the New York City Emerging Writers Fellowship by the Center for Fiction. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and many other places. She currently teaches writing at the City College of New York.

Reviews

"Ali s caustic, unapologetically self-centered voice is strong and well-developed, and the secondary charactersespecially Ali s parents, but also her tutor and her pregnant cousinoffer both thematic reinforcement and opportunities for humor."Publishers Weekly
..".the book soars in its descriptions of figure skating, capturing its strange and brutal beauty and achieving a beauty of its own in the process."Kirkus
Tracy O Neill is a brilliant and bold new literary voice, and The Hopeful is destined to be one of the most exciting debut novels of the year. Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth: A Novel
"The Hopeful is a fine debut, smartly exploring the costs of obsession and trauma, the wages of daring to chase your boldest dreams. Tracy O Neill s gift for precise and surprising detail reveals her page after page to be a smart and compelling storyteller, whose gripping first novel is sure to thrill readers. Matt Bell, author of In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods
In her hypnotic debut, Tracy O Neill has created an indelible character in Alivopro Doyle, a young woman trapped in an anguished tangle of identity and fierce ambition. Though Doyle fights to keep us at arm s length with crackling comebacks, we can t help but notice, and want to protect, her tender brokenness as she struggles to break free from a body that has failed her. Karolina Waclawiak, author of How to Get Into the Twin Palms
"
Named A 5 Under 35 pick by the National Book Foundation.
"Ali s caustic, unapologetically self-centered voice is strong and well-developed, and the secondary charactersespecially Ali s parents, but also her tutor and her pregnant cousinoffer both thematic reinforcement and opportunities for humor."Publishers Weekly
..".the book soars in its descriptions of figure skating, capturing its strange and brutal beauty and achieving a beauty of its own in the process."Kirkus
Tracy O Neill is a brilliant and bold new literary voice, and The Hopeful is destined to be one of the most exciting debut novels of the year. Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth: A Novel
"The Hopeful is a fine debut, smartly exploring the costs of obsession and trauma, the wages of daring to chase your boldest dreams. Tracy O Neill s gift for precise and surprising detail reveals her page after page to be a smart and compelling storyteller, whose gripping first novel is sure to thrill readers. Matt Bell, author of In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods
In her hypnotic debut, Tracy O Neill has created an indelible character in Alivopro Doyle, a young woman trapped in an anguished tangle of identity and fierce ambition. Though Doyle fights to keep us at arm s length with crackling comebacks, we can t help but notice, and want to protect, her tender brokenness as she struggles to break free from a body that has failed her. Karolina Waclawiak, author of How to Get Into the Twin Palms
"
Named A 5 Under 35 pick by the National Book Foundation.

"Ali's caustic, unapologetically self-centered voice is strong and well-developed, and the secondary characters--especially Ali's parents, but also her tutor and her pregnant cousin--offer both thematic reinforcement and opportunities for humor."--Publishers Weekly

..".the book soars in its descriptions of figure skating, capturing its strange and brutal beauty and achieving a beauty of its own in the process."--Kirkus

"Tracy O'Neill is a brilliant and bold new literary voice, and The Hopeful is destined to be one of the most exciting debut novels of the year."--Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth: A Novel

"The Hopeful is a fine debut, smartly exploring the costs of obsession and trauma, the wages of daring to chase your boldest dreams. Tracy O'Neill's gift for precise and surprising detail reveals her page after page to be a smart and compelling storyteller, whose gripping first novel is sure to thrill readers."--Matt Bell, author of In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

"In her hypnotic debut, Tracy O'Neill has created an indelible character in Alivopro Doyle, a young woman trapped in an anguished tangle of identity and fierce ambition. Though Doyle fights to keep us at arm's length with crackling comebacks, we can't help but notice, and want to protect, her tender brokenness as she struggles to break free from a body that has failed her."--Karolina Waclawiak, author of How to Get Into the Twin Palms

Named A 5 Under 35 pick by the National Book Foundation.

"Ali's caustic, unapologetically self-centered voice is strong and well-developed, and the secondary characters--especially Ali's parents, but also her tutor and her pregnant cousin--offer both thematic reinforcement and opportunities for humor."--Publishers Weekly

..".the book soars in its descriptions of figure skating, capturing its strange and brutal beauty and achieving a beauty of its own in the process."--Kirkus

"Tracy O'Neill is a brilliant and bold new literary voice, and The Hopeful is destined to be one of the most exciting debut novels of the year."--Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth: A Novel

"The Hopeful is a fine debut, smartly exploring the costs of obsession and trauma, the wages of daring to chase your boldest dreams. Tracy O'Neill's gift for precise and surprising detail reveals her page after page to be a smart and compelling storyteller, whose gripping first novel is sure to thrill readers."--Matt Bell, author of In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

"In her hypnotic debut, Tracy O'Neill has created an indelible character in Alivopro Doyle, a young woman trapped in an anguished tangle of identity and fierce ambition. Though Doyle fights to keep us at arm's length with crackling comebacks, we can't help but notice, and want to protect, her tender brokenness as she struggles to break free from a body that has failed her."--Karolina Waclawiak, author of How to Get Into the Twin Palms