The Electric Michelangelo

by Sarah Hall | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0060817240 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbuttonbrightwing of Raleigh, North Carolina USA on 7/6/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbuttonbrightwing from Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, July 6, 2022
“Wickedly imagined and richly written. . . . Prose as highly colored as Hall’s has to to be savored.”—The Independent

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Cy Parks is the Electric Michelangelo, an artist of extraordinary gifts whose medium happens to be the pliant, shifting canvas of the human body. Fleeing his mother's legacy -- a consumptives' hotel in a fading English seaside resort -- Cy reinvents himself in the incandescent honky-tonk of Coney Island in its heyday between the two world wars. Amid the carnival decadence of freak shows and roller coasters, enchanters and enigmas, scam artists and marks, Cy will find his muse: an enigmatic circus beauty who surrenders her body to his work, but whose soul tantalizingly eludes him.

A neighbor is cleaning off their bookshelves and I am helping them give these books away through Bookcrossing.com. This is one of those books. If you like it, take it and write a journal entry at www.BookCrossing.com - its easy and anonymous. Then when you are done with it, find a nice person or place to release it. I look forward to reading your thoughts on this book and finding out where you got it from. This book is on an adventure we can share with it.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbuttonbrightwing at Deco Free Book Drop in Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (7/6/2022 UTC) at Deco Free Book Drop in Raleigh, North Carolina USA

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I am buying books from the outside shelves at The Readers Corner (a Raleigh used book store) and releasing them. This is one of those books. If you like it, take it and write a journal entry at www.BookCrossing.com - its easy and anonymous. Then when you are done with it, find a nice person or place to release it. I look forward to reading your thoughts on this book and finding out where you got it from. This book is on an adventure we can share with it.

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