Idiophone (Paperback)

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A stunning, brave and truly unclassifiable essay. Told in different parts IDIOPHONE is both an essay, a poem and a meditation on being creative. Call it a call-to-arms that manages to discuss writing, courage, motherhood and yes, THE NUTCRACKER. Fusselman manages to be both ironic and inspiring, funny and topical. This is a fantastic marvel of a book.

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Leaping from ballet to quiltmaking, from the The Nutcracker to an Annie-B Parson interview, Idiophone is a strikingly original meditation on risk-taking and provocation in art and a unabashedly honest, funny, and intimate consideration of art-making in the context of motherhood, and motherhood in the context of addiction. Amy Fusselman's compact, beautifully digressive essay feels both surprising and effortless, fueled by broad-ranging curiosity, and, fundamentally, joy.

About the Author

Amy Fusselman is the author of three previous books of nonfiction. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781566895132
ISBN-10: 1566895138
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2018
Pages: 132
Language: English