My Life As A Silent Movie: A Novel by Jesse Lee KerchevalMy Life As A Silent Movie: A Novel by Jesse Lee Kercheval

My Life As A Silent Movie: A Novel

byJesse Lee Kercheval

Paperback | September 13, 2013

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After losing her husband and daughter in an auto accident, 42-year-old Emma flies to Paris, discovers she has a twin brother whose existence she had not known about, and learns that her birth parents weren't the Americans who raised her, but a White Russian film star of the 1920s and a French Stalinist. A story about identity and the shaping function of art, My Life as a Silent Movie presents a vividly rendered world and poses provocative questions on the relationship of art to life.

Jesse Lee Kercheval is author of 12 books including Brazil, winner of the Ruthanne Wiley Memorial Novella Award; the poetry collection Cinema Muto, winner of the Crab Orchard Open Selection Award; and The Alice Stories, winner of the Prairie Schooner Fiction Book Prize. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of W...
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Title:My Life As A Silent Movie: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.53 inPublished:September 13, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253010241

ISBN - 13:9780253010247

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"Provocative and playful,My Life as a Silent Movieis a lean and, yes, cinematic novel about a grief stricken woman who escapes to Paris and soon discovers a series of secrets that both rattle and embolden her. A considerable achievement, this novel grapples with the unpredictable march of history and the way it affects the most intimate parts of our private lives." -Dean Bakopoulos, author ofMy American Unhappiness