(99¢ Kindle eBook on Amazon until this Saturday at midnight)
Do you know what is behind the passion that drives you in life? Do you know what holds you back from wholeheartedly giving yourself over to it?
Curl up this weekend with The God of My Art and live vicariously through an artist in search of the source of her art. This novel explores how obsession with a lover and unrequited love can become sources of artistic inspiration. It does so by inverting the trope of the male artist and his pursuit of the muse: his elevation of a mortal woman onto a pedestal and subsequent heroine worship of her as a goddess of art. In The God of My Art the artist is a young woman infatuated with an unavailable rock climbing international aid worker, and as the story unfolds, so does the nature of her hero worship.
FROM THE BACK COVER:
“Helene vividly remembers that night in Prince George when her alcoholic mother threatened to leave. She also cannot forget the day her stepfather sent her away to a group home. Now, years later in Vancouver, she has met a man who can make her forget all that.
The God of My Art is layered with unforgettable scenes of youth, obsessive love, and artistic longing. At the core of this haunting coming-of-age tale are the shifting faces of Helene–teenage runaway, university student, and budding artist. Related in Helene’s engaging voice, this novel chronicles her seminal love affair with Matthew, a globetrotting mountaineer passionate about Nietzsche, and the art he inspires within her. As she wrestles to become the artist she wants to be, she encounters unforgettable characters along the way, including Hana, a lesbian theatre student fed up with her partner’s multiple affairs, and Laurent, a French exchange student who grapples with existential questions of his own.
Bold and poetic, sensual and confessional, The God of My Art is the beautifully written first novel by Sarah Lane, one of Canada’s most exciting new literary voices.”
“The God of My Art is at its heart a charming read. There is something about it that envelops the reader, sitting them right next to the tortured Helene. . . . But be warned: Lane’s prose has a tendency to gently lure you into reading the book in one sitting.” -The Ubyssey
“This is a wonderfully written story, has a strong cast of lifelike characters and a gripping, quick-moving plot line. . . . This is a book that once you start it would be hard to put down.” -ABNA Expert Reviewer
“Really takes off during a high and naked moment in a self-made steam hut in the woods.” -Publisher’s Weekly
The Kindle eBook is on sale on Amazon until Saturday at midnight for only 99¢, after which it will return to $3.99.
Targeted Age Group: Adult readers
Book Price: 0.99, until Saturday midnight (Oct. 12, 2013)
Sarah Lane was born in California and grew up in British Columbia. After studying international relations at the University of British Columbia and l’Institut d’études politiques in France, she began to write while working as an analyst at the central Bank of Canada. She then went on to receive her master’s degree in comparative literature from the University of British Columbia, where she focused on literary translation. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Roar Magazine, and Quills: Canadian Poetry Magazine, among other literary journals.
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