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Raised up from poverty by a determined single mother, gifted and beautiful twin sisters Christa and Cara Parravani were able to create a private haven of splendor and amusement that they shared between themselves. They earned their way into a prestigious college, established careers as artists (a photographer and a writer, respectively), and entered young marriages. But plagued by their fathers early rejection of them and further damaged by being raped as a young woman, Cara veered into depression, drugs, and a shocking early death.

Some time after Cara was gone, Christa read that when an identical twin dies, regardless of the cause, fifty percent of the time the surviving twin dies within two years. By then, that shocking statistic rang all too true. “Flip a coin,” she had come to think. “Those are my chances of survival.” While at first Christa had fought to stop Caras downward spiral, after her sisters death she suddenly found herself struggling to survive her own.

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In this haunting memoir of identity and love, photographer Parravani deconstructs the intense bonds between identical twins, as she struggles with the trauma of her charismatic sister's self-destruction, and an unexpectedly rising tide of similar self-destruction in herself.

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CHRISTA PARRAVANI was born in Albany, New York and grew up on the Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband Anthony Swofford and their young daughter Josephine. Christa is an MFA graduate of Rutgers Newark. Christa is also an internationally exhibited photographer and two-time MacDowell fellow. She has taught at UMass Amherst, Dartmouth College and SUNY Purchase. She is represented by Foley Gallery in NYC and Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles.

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ISBN:
9781622311743
Author:
Parravani, Christa
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
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Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged; 9.5 hours
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Pages:
570
Dimensions:
5.88 x 5.13 x 0.94 in 0.5 lb

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In this haunting memoir of identity and love, photographer Parravani deconstructs the intense bonds between identical twins, as she struggles with the trauma of her charismatic sister's self-destruction, and an unexpectedly rising tide of similar self-destruction in herself.

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