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The Resource The Animators

The Animators

Label
The Animators
Title
The Animators
Statement of responsibility
Kayla Rae Whitaker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
“A wildly original novel that pulses with heart and truth . . . That this powerful exploration of friendship, desire, ambition, and secrets manages to be ebullient, gripping, heartbreaking, and deeply deeply funny is a testament to Kayla Rae Whitaker’s formidable gifts. I was so sorry to reach the final page. Sharon and Mel will stay with me for a very long time.”—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The NestONE OF THE BEST DEBUT NOVELS OF THE YEAR—Entertainment WeeklyONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—NPR, Kirkus Reviews, BookPageShe was the first person to see me as I had always wanted to be seen. It was enough to indebt me to her forever. In the male-dominated field of animation, Mel Vaught and Sharon Kisses are a dynamic duo, the friction of their differences driving them: Sharon, quietly ambitious but self-doubting; Mel, brash and unapologetic, always the life of the party. Best friends and artistic partners since the first week of college, where they bonded over their working-class roots and obvious talent, they spent their twenties ensconced in a gritty Brooklyn studio. Working, drinking, laughing. Drawing: Mel, to understand her tumultuous past, and Sharon, to lose herself altogether. Now, after a decade of striving, the two are finally celebrating the release of their first full-length feature, which transforms Mel’s difficult childhood into a provocative and visually daring work of art. The toast of the indie film scene, they stand at the cusp of making it big. But with their success come doubt and destruction, cracks in their relationship threatening the delicate balance of their partnership. Sharon begins to feel expendable, suspecting that the ever-more raucous Mel is the real artist. During a trip to Sharon’s home state of Kentucky, the only other partner she has ever truly known—her troubled, charismatic childhood best friend, Teddy—reenters her life, and long-buried resentments rise to the surface, hastening a reckoning no one sees coming. A funny, heartbreaking novel of friendship, art, and trauma, The Animators is about the secrets we keep and the burdens we shed on the road to adulthood. “Suffused with humor, tragedy and deep insights about art and friendship.”—People“[A] stunning debut.”—Variety “A compulsively readable portrait of women as incandescent artists and intimate collaborators.”—Elle
Summary
Two women, who met in an art class in college and instantly became best friends, try to salvage their relationship after their successful animated filmmaking partnership nearly destroys their personal lives nearly a decade later
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Character
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10528904
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Animators
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BAKER_TAYLOR:0018758872
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780812989298
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Animators
Publication
Control code
BAKER_TAYLOR:0018758872
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780812989298
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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