Slow Emergencies

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Vintage, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 198 pages
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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 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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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In her eighth half-successful outing, Huston (The Mark of the Angel, 1999, etc.) depicts a woman torn between the pulls of domestic love and professional passion.Dancer/choreographer Lin and her ... Read full review

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In the stunning and sensual passage that opens this book, a dancer named Lin is giving birth to her first daughter, and the subsequent story takes more unplanned turns and pirouettes than one of her ... Read full review


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A native of Calgary and of New Hampshire, Nancy Huston now lives in Paris; she writes in both French and English. The author of nine novels and numerous works of nonfiction, she has won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéen, the Prix du Livre-Inter, the Prix Elle, and the Governor General's Award for Fiction in French.

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