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Stone Arabia

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Stone Arabia

A Novel
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In the sibling relationship, "there are no first impressions, no seductions, no getting to know each other." For Nic and Denise, now in their forties, no relationship is more significant. Nic was...
In the sibling relationship, "there are no first impressions, no seductions, no getting to know each other." For Nic and Denise, now in their forties, no relationship is more significant. Nic was...
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  • In the sibling relationship, "there are no first impressions, no seductions, no getting to know each other." For Nic and Denise, now in their forties, no relationship is more significant. Nic was always the artist, now he makes his art in private, obsessively documenting his work, but never testing it in the world. Denise remains Nic's most passionate and acute audience, and she is also her family's defense against the world's fragility—as the two of them age, their vulnerabilities escalate.

    Dana Spiotta's "scintillating" (The Seattle Times) and "singularly powerful and provocative" (The Boston Globe) novel Eat the Document was shortlisted for the National Book Award. In Stone Arabia, she has written a fascinating and intrepid novel about family, obsession, memory, and the urge to create, in isolation, at the margins of our celebrity based culture. For Nic and Denise, siblings now in their forties, no relationship is more significant. They grew up in Los Angeles in the late seventies and early eighties. Nic was always the artist, always wrote music, always had a band. Now he makes his art in private, obsessively documenting his work, but never testing it in the world. Denise remains Nic's most passionate and acute audience, sometimes his only audience. She is also her family's defense against the world's fragility, and as the two of them age, their vulnerabilities escalate.

 
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  • Dana Spiotta graduated from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 1993. Her first novel, Lightning Field, was a New York Times Notable Book of the year, and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the West. Her novel, Eat the Document, was a National Book Award finalist.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Dana Spiotta's new novel is uneven. And in her performance of it, Elisabeth Rodgers has a strange way of humming final consonants of key words, almost to the point of adding ghost syllables after those that won't sing. It's distracting, but her voice is otherwise lovely, and she performs with admirable attention and skill, smoothly distinguishing the characters' sexes, ages, and emotional states. The core of the story is a sister's love for and frustration with her brilliant musician brother, who is gifted but solipsistic to the point of mental illness. Nik is a compelling creation, original and touching, though other parts of Denise's life are less convincing, particularly her obsession with victims she follows on cable news channels, which seems like a padding device standing in for personality. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
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