The Book of Formation

The Book of Formation

A Novel

Book - 2017
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In the 1990s, a talk show host leads the "personality movement," an integrative approach to radical self-transformation. Mayah, the movement's architect and celebrity advocate, adopts a curious, wild child named Masha Isle. A guinea-pig for the movement, and the key to its future, Isle is the subject of the eight interviews that comprise this book.

As the interviewer's objectivity disintegrates-even as the movement's legitimacy becomes increasingly suspect-he becomes obsessed with Masha. And all of that is thrown into question when tragedy strikes.

The stunning debut of a new literary talent, and a fascinating take on the cult of personality- about celebrities need to destroy and recreate themselves to stay relevant, public personalities coming to belong to everyone, and about our need to see everyone as a kind of celebrity.
Publisher: Brooklyn :, Melville House,, ©2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781612196688
1612196683
Branch Call Number: FICTION SIM

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