Still Life With Tornado
|Author:||A. S. King|
16-year-old Sarah is an aspiring artist who has dropped out of school and thinks she's in the middle of an existential crisis. Maybe that explains why she keeps running into different versions of herself all across town. When a big family secret is revealed, Sarah sets out to discover what went wrong on the day six years ago when her brother Bruce left home for good.
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'Moving, unapologetically strange, skilfully constructed... Read this book, whatever your age. You may find it's the exact shape and size of the hole in your heart.' New York Times 'You'll find Still Life's exploration of an artist's inner strength particularly enriching.' Teen Vogue 'King understands and writes teen anxieties like no other, resulting in difficult, resonant, compelling characters and stories.' Kirkus 'A.S. King has always brought her unique touch to her YA novels, but she may have outdone even herself in Still Life with Tornado.' Bustle 'The presentation of the surreal as real, the deeply thoughtful questions she poses, the way she empowers her teenage characters to change the trajectory of their lives-King writes with the confidence of a tightrope walker working without a net.' Publishers Weekly
A.S. King is the award-winning author of eight acclaimed YA novels. Her novel Please Ignore Vera Dietz earned a 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor and Ask The Passengers won the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The New York Times called her 'one of the best YA writers working today.' King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after living on a farm and teaching adult literacy in Ireland for more than a decade.