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Backstage at The Caribou [Kindle Edition]

Jade Sylvan
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Book Description

This is the story of Michelle, a twenty-three-year-old failed ballerina-cum-stripper, and Samantha, the magnetic vampiric woman who draws her into the bizarre world of The Caribou, where appearance is everything and no one is who they appear to be.

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About the Author

Jade Sylvan, called a "risqué queer icon" by The Boston Globe, is the author of Kissing Oscar Wilde (2013 Write Bloody Publishing), TEN (2013 Launch Over Publishing), and The Spark Singer (2009 Spuyten Duyvil Press). A genderqueer writer, producer, and performing artist based out of Cambridge, MA, Jade has been on the cover of The Boston Globe Arts Section, ScoutCambridge, and DigBoston. The author has toured throughout North America and Europe performing poetry, and has produced and performed in a number of acclaimed shows in the Greater Boston area, including, The Literary Roast, All You Need Is Myth, and Encyclopedia Show Somerville. In 2012, Jade cowrote and starred in the indie feature film, TEN, which is currently touring the film festival circuit. Publications include pieces in: The Toast, BuzzFeed, PANK, DigBoston, Carve Magazine, Mudfish, Word Riot, and many more.

Product Details

  • File Size: 339 KB
  • Print Length: 279 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ray Ontko & Co. (August 28, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002NGO3GG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,568,127 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book October 30, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a great story about a young woman finding herself in very unusual circumstances. It reads very easily, but the complex characters and subplots leave lasting memories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love and compassion through The Caribou March 15, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a wonderful read. In some ways it's a coming of age story. In other ways it's a simple story of a woman lifting the veil of her naivete via gut wrenching experiences that she is able to incorporate into contented self-knowledge by the story's end.

I don't necessarily agree that Michelle finds herself in "very unusual circumstances" as they are quite ordinary for many young women. The power of this story is in how she works her way through her denial and escapism to acceptance and the powerful personal growth she gains from those experiences.

Weaving Michelle's personal narrative with the convoluted machinations of her fellow characters Jade Sylvan has created a deeply moving and eloquent portrait. She paints richly detailed portraits with her words. If you have never before experienced a place like The Caribou you will have before the novel's end. Her characters come to be very real and you'll be enriched by sharing your life with them.

Ms. Sylvan, novelist, poet, artist, and musician is a creative talent from whom I expect great things.
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