Lin has a husband, two daughters, and close friends. But dance is her passion. Inescapably, it imposes itself upon her, until the inevitable moment when she must choose between her family life and the all-consuming world of dance to which she aches to return. Slow Emergenciesconveys an irresistible impulse to create, and illustrates the emotional turmoil that ensues for Lin and her family. Nancy Huston, award-winning author ofThe Mark of the Angel,writes brilliantly here about the passage of time, the body's vulnerability, and the solitude of creative endeavor. What results is a deeply felt novel that offers a disquieting but profoundly moving meditation on just what it means to be an artist.
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Review: Slow Emergencies: A NovelUser Review - Olga Zilberbourg - Goodreads
A ballet dancer tries to manage her career, marriage, and two children at the same time. A thoughtful and passionate little novel on the dilemmas facing a woman artist. Read full review
Review: Slow Emergencies: A NovelUser Review - Shelley-Lynne - Goodreads
First Nancy Huston Book I ever read and made her one of my favourite writers. I re-read it every so often. Read full review