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The Art of the Body, Paperback / softback Book

The Art of the Body Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


'A bold, unflinching debut' GUARDIAN'Brutal, tender, philosophical, visceral, complex and so well written' EMMA JANE UNSWORTHMaintaining one person's dignity comes nearly always at the expense of someone else's.

I have learned this for you. Janet is caught between care work and caring for herself.

Her life revolves around Sean, a talented fine art student, living and working with cerebral palsy.

Both Janet and Sean are new to London and far from their families.

Both are finding a means of escape through pushing their bodies to the limit. When Sean is faced with an unexpected and deeply personal tragedy, Janet must let her guard down at last and discover what she's prepared to fight for.

The Art of the Body is a novel about dignity and intimacy, tenderness and brutality, unafraid to explore uncommon bodies in unusual ways. 'Raw and powerful' IMAGE


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