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Description - Cut Away by Catherine Kirkwood

Cut Away is a novel that expertly entwines the lives of three characters struggling to understand the meaning of identity and its seeming mutability. Orbiting around the mystery of a missing teenager, a trio of narrators each tells her story in turn. Alexandra is a transgendered woman who has refused surgery and abandoned Los Angeles for a trailer at the desolate Salton Sea. Asa, the mother of the runaway, wants her grief-ridden face completely transformed. Eleanor, a plastic surgeon, is fascinated with surfaces and wonders whether visual harmony has the power to change what lies beneath. In a culture obsessed with transforming the body, do the incarnate fictions we create have the power to hide or reveal the truth of who we really are? This is a question that Catherine Kirkwood approaches in a stunning debut novel of desire, self-loathing, and the revisionary madness of our modern world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780980040791
ISBN-10: 0980040795
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Pages: 138
Imprint: Arktoi
Publisher: Arktoi
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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