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I'm Trying to Reach You
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Two Dollar Radio Movement
Publication date July 17, 2012
Pages 204
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780983247111
ISBN-10 0983247110
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 4.75 in.
Weight 0.54 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

"A provocative novel... that blurs the boundaries between life and performance, dance, art, and viral video. The novel is also framed in the world of performance art and is itself its own kind of performance... and feels rightly reflective of a moment when dance is pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a performance space."
-Slate Book Review

"Deftly blending highbrow intellectual concerns with the informality of Facebook-era communiques, Browning's newest is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking."
-Publishers Weekly (Starred)

"Exquisite storytelling at its finest. I’m Trying to Reach You cultivates our relationship addiction with YouTube and our desire for interconnectivity while illuminating what it means to strive, cope and love with all of our heart, brain, body and soul. It is all here. Browning writes with humor, wit, grace and passion to the human purpose, mortality and the joys of existence. Start reading.”
-Karen Finley

First Michael Jackson, then Pina Bausch. Next is Merce Cunningham.

Gray Adams, a former dancer with the Royal Swiss Ballet at work on his dissertation at NYU, has a theory spurred by countless hours of YouTube-based procrastination: someone is killing these famous dancers! (And he may bear an uncanny resemblance to Jimmy Stewart, circa Vertigo.)

I'm Trying to Reach You is a moving and candid contemporary look at how we process grief, as well as how we love and communicate with one another.

In the author's consideration of gender, race, and class, she also attempts to relate what it truly means to be an American in this modern age.

Barbara Browning is the author of The Correspondence Artist. She teaches in the Performance Studies department at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She's also a poet and dancer who lives in Greenwich Village with her son.

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9780983247111 | details & prices | 204 pages | 6.25 × 4.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $16.00
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