The Poser

The Poser

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"All his life, Giovanni Bernini has possessed an uncanny gift: he can imitate anyone he meets. Honed by his mother at a young age, the talent catapults him from small-town obscurity to stardom. As Giovanni describes it, "No one's disguise is perfect. There is in every person, no matter how graceful, a seam, a thread curling out of them. . . . When pulled by the right hands, it will unravel the person entire." As his fame grows, Giovanni encounters a beautiful and enigmatic stage singer, Lucy Starlight--the only person whose thread he cannot find--and becomes increasingly trapped inside his many poses. Ultimately, he must assume the one identity he has never been able to master: his own"--
Published: New York, NY :, Viking,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780670016761
0670016764
Branch Call Number: F RUB
Characteristics: 242 pages ;,24 cm

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GrandSonata
Jun 21, 2017

For me, this was about the most painful book that I ever tried to read. I really couldn't make it past the first five pages.

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cherstaite
Apr 19, 2017

I love his writing even though I found the sentence structure difficult to follow and often had to go back over a one sentence paragraph very slowly to get the full context. He could have used a better editor.

The storyline and characters were all complex and sympathetic. I could have used more simple explanations and outcomes of the constant dilemma's rather than long overflowing flowerly phrases. It's one I want to read again but not for a while. My brain is tired.

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bella2016
Jul 16, 2015

This is even better as an audiobook!

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bella2016
Jul 16, 2015

bella2016 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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