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Violet & Claire
Synopses & Reviews
This is the story of two girls, racing through space like shadow and light. A photo negative, together they make the perfect image of a girl. Violet is the dark one, dressed in forever black, dreaming Technicolor dreams of spinning the world into her very own silver screen creation. Claire is like a real-life Tinker Bell, radiating love and light, dressing herself in wings of gauze and glitter, writing poems to keep away the darkness. The setting is L.A., a city as beautiful as it is dangerous, and within this landscape of beauty and pain Violet and Claire vow to make their own movie. Together they will show the world the way they want it to be, and maybe then the world will become that place--a place where people no longer hate or fight or want to hurt. But when desire and ambition threaten to rip a seamless friendship apart, only one thing can make two halves whole again--the power of love.
Francesca Lia Block's latest novel is a beautifully told story that boldly combines the world of film with the lyrical graceful language of poetry. The voices of two friends--one dark, one light--combine to tell a larger tale of love and loss, and the strength that comes from believing in dreams.
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With their opposite personalities, Violet & Claire are like photo negatives who together make the perfect image of a girl. In L.A. they vow to make their own movie together to show people how the world ought to be. When desire and ambition tear at their friendship, only the force of love can make two halves whole.
VIOLET: the dark one, dressed in forever black, longing to spin the world into her own silver-screen creation. CLAIRE: a real-life Tinker Bell, radiating love, dressed in wings of glitter, writing poetry to keep away the darkness. CUT TO: L.A.: a city as beautiful as it is dangerous, where flowers and sunsets glow lush but poisonous. Within this landscape, Violet and Claire vow to make their own movie. They will show the world the way they want it to be.
About the Author
Francesca Lia Block is the acclaimed author of the Los Angeles Times best-sellers The Rose And The Beast, Violet &Claire, and Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, as well as I Was A Teenage Fairy, Girl Goddess #9, and The Hanged Man. Her work has been translated into seven different languages and is published around the world. She made her dazzling entrance onto the literary scene with her debut novel, Weetzie Bat, in 1989.
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