Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand audiobook

Radiant Days

By Elizabeth Hand
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Blackstone Publishing 9780670011353
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She is a painter. He is a poet. Their art bridges time.  It is 1978. Merle is in her first year at the Corcoran School of Art, catapulted from her impoverished Appalachian upbringing into a sophisticated, dissipated art scene. It is also 1870. The teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud is on the verge of breaking through to the images and voice that will make his name. The meshed power of words and art thins the boundaries between the present and the past—and allows these two troubled, brilliant artists to enter each other’s worlds. Radiant Days is a peerless follow-up to Elizabeth Hand’s unforgettable, multiple-starred Illyria.

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Summary

Summary

One of the Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens in 2012

She is a painter. He is a poet. Their art bridges time. 

It is 1978. Merle is in her first year at the Corcoran School of Art, catapulted from her impoverished Appalachian upbringing into a sophisticated, dissipated art scene. It is also 1870. The teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud is on the verge of breaking through to the images and voice that will make his name. The meshed power of words and art thins the boundaries between the present and the past—and allows these two troubled, brilliant artists to enter each other’s worlds.

Radiant Days is a peerless follow-up to Elizabeth Hand’s unforgettable, multiple-starred Illyria.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hand returns with a surreal tale of art’s ability to transcend time…Hand’s descriptions of art and poetry as they are being made are breathtaking…and her troubled, beautifully drawn characters make the heart ache.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Liz Hand celebrates Arthur Rimbaud in Radiant Days, which throws down the gauntlet in more ways than one. The Patti Smith of YA writes with an attitude and beauty that defies all stereotypes. This is sound and fury a sixteen-year-old needs to hear, and we are lucky to have her shaking things up like no other author.” Locus
“Suffused with powerful images of light, this intensely lyrical portrait of two androgynous young artists who magically traverse a century to briefly escape their equally disturbing worlds expands the themes of artistic isolationAn impressive blend of biography and magical realism.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Real enchantment is always sought by our sad, starved world and rarely found. Elizabeth Hand’s work possesses it in every word.” Francesca Lia Block, award-winning author

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth Hand

Author Bio: Elizabeth Hand

Elizabeth Hand is the author of more than fourteen cross-genre novels and collections of short fiction. Her work has received the Shirley Jackson Award (three times), the World Fantasy Award (four times), the Nebula Award (twice), as well as the James M. Tiptree Jr. and Mythopoeic Society Awards. She is a longtime critic and contributor of essays for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Boston Review, and the Village Voice, among many others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.65
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English