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The Art of Floating characters ↠ 107 D to help this man Perhaps she can return him to his place in the world to whoever lost him and loves him Perhaps she can answer their uestions the way no one could answer hers But as her friends and family help her winnow her way to the truth Sia comes to realize that the unfathomable leap between sorrow and healing begins with a single step . Even when you read regularly it takes time to find something truly great but every once in a while there will be a book a poem a story that truly turns you on your heel holds you in place and keeps you loving recommending and discussing that piece for months Though first described to me as a great summer read and something good to take to the beach Kristin Bair O Keeffe s The Art of Floating was precisely that piece I needed to improve my summer and not just by giving me a book to read under an umbrella next to the waves Sia Dane s personal story at first glance may appear to be a simple one a woman well defined and independent in her writing life and her marriage to her husband Jack and then grief stricken and unable to write upon his disappearance one year before the opening of the novel This in and of itself may suggest a straight forward story of grief whether or not beautifully written Even with the addition of a strange man on the beach who Sia discovers early in the morning would support this story arch perhaps with the inclusion of a romantic turn which would fulfill that take it to the beach mantra However even if this is how Sia Dane s story begins it is hardly conclusive or summative and we end in a very different place than we might have guessed What is so beautiful haunting and even bewildering about this novel is the way in which Bair O Keeffe can first introduce us to a story we think we know and twist it into something symbolic surreal and highly bodily which immediately removes The Art of Floating from the common beach read section and propels it to the realm of literary fiction and presents it as a gorgeous example of literary fiction at that When I was first introduced to this title I did the unthinkable thing something that I am very guilty of doing on a regular basis despite my extreme dislike for spoilers I read the back cover And I knew deep in my gut perhaps in the same place where Sia finds her flopping fish that this book was different In the first line of the synopsis it summarizes When her beloved husband Jackson disappeared without a trace popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing closed down her house stuffed her heart into a cage and started floating I read that line over and over gushing with excitement at the sheer potential of the novel being refreshing and different When the book arrived at my home I wanted so badly to break the reading order of books I had scheduled before this one but I held my ground clenched my teeth and waited until it was Bair O Keeffe s turn and boy was it worth the wait It was than I could have bargained for expected or dreamed of The events detailed on the back cover do indeed happen for real within the context of this novel This reality is created and made acceptable made beautiful and strange and heart felt within the first several pages of the book when Sia discovers the man on the beach who she names Toad and feels a literal wave of his sadness enter her body as well as a large flopping fish in her stomach which she feels move whenever she feels empathy for another person Obviously this is outside the operational realm of our bodies and the abilities of them but that in the end is what makes these surreal moves so beautiful and true when we are given that image that is at once strange and capable of retelling those emotions that we otherwise feel are beyond the reach of description In their surreal nature they apply truth Kristin Bair O Keeffe s novel The Art of Floating is too entirely beautiful to reduce to a great summer read or something good to take to the beach Though I did read this over the summer and while the book did make an appearance at a water park it was not read in that time or place out of simplicity or lack of expectation Rather reading that back cover pushed my expectations to a higher level where I wanted strangeness and originality and literary ness to thrive And it did This is one of the most gorgeous and emotionally demanding novels that I have read in years and it tackles the duality of the lost and found with renewed fervor and poignancy I haven t seen in fiction women s or not for uite some time Not only does this novel reuire that you open yourself to a wide range of emotions but it demands you to open your mind to the unusual physicality of these emotions their shift in physics even and it even projects into you those emotions you re seeing and feeling on the page the frustration and need for patience with the Dogcatcher and the therapist the split between being happy and appalled by Jilly the love and pain felt for Jackson and Toad and the possibilities the range of emotions and reactions continue When it really comes down to it this is such a deep and well thought out examination of how we grieve and love and relate to one another Perhaps it s unrealistic to expect this much from one novel to want a book to meet so many demands effectively between a pair of covers but I feel it s all been done here and I know when I read it again I ll feel the same way and the surprises will keep coming

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The Art of Floating characters ↠ 107 At a time when nothing seems realit takes something truly unusual to put your life into focus When her beloved husband Jackson disappeared without a trace popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing closed down her house stuffed her heart into a cage and started floating It wasn’t the normal response to heartache but Sia rarely did things the n. THE ART OF FLOATING is an extraordinary and magical novel a complex deep and thought provoking story of love loss and grief a state of mind one of mere existing a state of floating a world of imagination suspended to protect oneself from grief and hurt Coping without really living or accepting unable to move onMeaning of floating having little or no attachment not firmly placed or set or fastened uncommitted not bound or pledged continually moving or changing position Sia lost her husband Jackson disappearing when he goes out for coffee on a regular morning after a fun and sexy morning bet while lounging in bed who gets oral sex or goes for coffee One ordinary morning Sia Gumper the dog and Jackson What would cause a happy man to leave for a coffee run never to return A little over a year later novelist Sia has been unable to write since the tragic day her husband left without a word discovers a beautiful man on the beach dressed in a business suit soaked and mute THE SILENT MAN She takes him home and allows him to merely exist calling him Toad He never speaks or communicates There is much controversy over this mysterious and gorgeous man which expands worldwide in search of the history of this intriguing manWhere did he come from his past his story All appearances indicate he has experienced something very tragic causing him to be unable to speak Everyone has an opinion as to the man s story combined with the woman who found him she also has been withdrawn and kind of crazy since the loss of her husbandWhen two lost souls meet they have in common than they may think Could they help one another over their grief and back to a world of living how are they connected Is the water the ocean any relation Where do they go when in a floating stage The novel goes back and forth from the days leading up to Jackson s disappearance their life and love to today A personal novel of intimate feelings about two people this novel will make you laugh out loud with the wit and sarcasm sweet and eroticsexy banter off the wall jokes through 171 chapters as Sia recounts their poignant time together Oh loved Sia s parents their engaging background and her best friend Gillian which keeps everyone on their toesIf you are looking for a uiet mindless beach read this book is not for you If you are seeking a deep thought provoking unconventional and imaginative novel with writing which bounces all over the place full of eccentric characters and explores deep hidden feelings of the heart soul and mind this is your book It is not a depressing book as has so much humor and wit a total page turner There is also another secondary character the dog catcher a collector of things highly entertaining and puzzling how does this character fit into the story Towards the end of the book everything will come to surface as the pieces fit perfectly It is hard to put THE ART OF FLOATING in a specific genre mystery suspense self discovery adventure drama magical yet it explores elements outside the box leaving the readers dying to find out the answers to the two mysteries and draw conclusions From uirky rhymes poems words floating all over the page incredible usage of words thoughts O Keeffe expresses her talent and a style which is rare she tackles grief and withdrawal masterfully skilled at character development plot planning with wonderful lyrical prose A captivating story with intense feelings and suspense which builds until the end leaving you dying to know about these complex charactersI was transported with settings so realistic and feelings raw holding your attention no matter where the author leads you She has control the parallel with water was uite peaceful and its relation to floating as well as the two lost souls which are grieving Would highly recommend the audiobook as Kristin Bair O Keeffe Author and Christina Traister Narrator totally mesh for a dynamic duo both understanding these well drawn characters for a stellar performanceIf you are looking for a wide variety of comments and opinions this book is ideal for book clubs and further discussions I so look forward to reading from this talented and highly creative author JDCMustReadBooks This review sums up my thoughts about THE ART OF FLOATING Blending radiant language and a dreamlike journey through sorrow and healing this is one to recommend to fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Eowyn Ivey Booklist

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The Art of Floating characters ↠ 107 Ormal wayExactly one year one month and six days after Jackson’s disappearance Sia discovers a mysterious man on the beach He’s mute unresponsive and looks as if he has just walked out of the sea It’s the sort of situation Jackson would have solved with a simple call to the police But Jackson is gone As unreal as he seems Sia is determine. I did not know what to make of this book when I first read the concept All I know is that it sounded promising and this is why I wanted to read this book I must admit that I did not love this book but I did not hate it either It was just middle of the road for me I found Toad to be the most intriguing person in the story and he did not even talk Sia she was ok In the beginning I found her kind of dull Although as the story progressed she did get better but I never fully connected with her When the truth about Sia s husband was revealed it was kind of sad This is not a light hearted cheery book but one that does make you stand up and take notice of this author and her nice writing

  • Paperback
  • 464
  • The Art of Floating
  • Kristin Bair OKeeffe
  • en
  • 27 September 2020
  • 9780425271483