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 Emergencies conveys an irresistible impulse to create, and illustrates the emotional turmoil that ensues for Lin and her family. Nancy Huston, award-winning author of The 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 - Kara - Goodreads
I am obsessed with Nancy Huston's novels. Read full review
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