14.43 Sarah Hall The Electric Michelangelo

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The Electric Michelangelo

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Cy Parks is the Electric Michelangelo, an artist of extraordinary gifts whose medium happens to be the pliant, shifting canvas of the human body. Fleeing his mother's legacy -- a consumptives' hotel in a fading English seaside resort -- Cy reinvents himself in the incandescent honky-tonk of Coney Island in its heyday between the two world wars. Amid the carnival decadence of freak shows and roller coasters, enchanters and enigmas, scam artists and marks, Cy will find his muse: an enigmatic circus beauty who surrenders her body to his work, but whose soul tantalizingly eludes him.

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Sarah Hall was born in 1974 in Cumbria, England. She received a master of letters in creative writing from Scotland's St. Andrews University and has published four novels. Haweswater won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (overall winner, Best First Novel) and a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award. The Electric Michelangelo was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Eurasia Region), and the Prix Femina Étranger, and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Daughters of the North won the 2006/07 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. How to Paint a Dead Man was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Portico Prize for Fiction. In 2013 Hall was named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists, a prize awarded every ten years, and she won the BBC National Short Story Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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“Confirms her status as one of the most significant and exciting of our younger novelists.” (The Guardian)

“The torrential Lawrentian flow of her prose offers many heady pleasures.” (London Times)

“Her gorgeously embellished prose compels the narrative, along with the beguiling vignettes she conjures up . . . the effect is intoxicating.” (Financial Times)

‘Sarah Hall’s second novel, is richly descriptive, an evocative exploration of misfits and exiles searching for a home.’ (The Lady)

‘Twisted and tantalising, this is beatifully written and a worthy successor.’ (Ham and High)

‘The writing is so polished that it is hard to believe the author is only 30.’ (Sunday Telegraph)

‘Wildly imagined and richly written. Prose as highly-coloured as Hall’s has to be savoured’ (Independent)

“A vivid depiction of changing seaside culture.... A smart study of a subtle but desreputable art.” (The Independent)

‘The Electric Michelangelo is a work of unusual imaginative power and range.’ (The Guardian)

‘Hall’s sensuous and brilliant imagery does not disappoint.’ (INK Magazine)

‘Sarah Hall’s second book reads with all the colour, guts and flair of the 19th century tale - spinner.’ (The List)

‘Hall conveys an arresting, colourful and complex world.... Even the most miniscule of nuances fanatically thought through and delivered.” (Jack Magazine)

‘The Electric Michelangelo is a pleasure to read.’ (Zembla)

‘A dazzlingly atmospheric and imaginative read.’ (Eve)

“Picaresque in its sweep and lovely in its lush description.... Hall’s writing is pure joy.” (Publishers Weekly)

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