Monday, January 29, 2007

Arts: Book: Saving Angelfish by Michele Matheson

Saving Angelfish, By Michele Matheson

By Estelle Hallick

In Matheson’s premier novel, she reveals the life of Max, a heroin-addicted aspiring actress, with an intensity that is almost too real to bear. Cut off from her parents until she is clean, Max confides in a cheap wind-up angel and getsdragged deeper into a world she’s never fully ready to depart. Will she ever be ready? Distributed by TinHouseBooks, a new publisher dedicated to the pursuit of fresh and often overlooked work, Matheson delivers a story of struggle and aching reality in terse, haunting prose.

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