Stone Arabia

Stone Arabia

by Dana Spiotta
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Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta

From a National Book Award nominee, “a smart, subtle, moving story about the complicated business of knowing the people you love” (Book Forum).

In the sibling relationship, “there are no first impressions, no seductions, no getting to know each other,” says Denise Kranis. For Denise and her brother, Nik, now in their forties, no relationship is more significant. They grew up in Los Angeles in the late seventies and early eighties. Nik was always the artist, always wrote music, always had a band. Now he makes his art in private, obsessively documenting the work but never testing it in the world. Denise remains Nik’s most passionate and acute audience; she is also the crucial support for Nik and for their aging mother, whose dementia seems to threaten her own memory. When Denise’s daughter, Ada, decides to make a film about Nik, everyone’s vulnerabilities escalate.

In Stone Arabia, Dana Spiotta “explores the inner workings of celebrity, family, and other modern-day mythologies” (Vogue).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451617979
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 568,013
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dana Spiotta is the author of Eat the Document, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and Lightning Field, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. She teaches in the MFA program at Syracuse University and lives in New York with her husband and daughter.

Hometown:

Cherry Valley, New York

Date of Birth:

January 15, 1966

Place of Birth:

New Jersey

Education:

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1992

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