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New York, NY, United States, 2012/04/03 - New novel is smart, touching and opens your eyes to cinematic therapy (ISBN: 978-0983791508) - JackietownSend.com.
Author Jackie Townsend tackles the deeply affecting relationships that develop between sisters in her latest release, Reel Life: A Novel.
In the glare of reality, clashing views and acts of betrayal can work to form unbridgeable gaps; leaving the concept of sisterly love broken down, aching to be rebuilt. Reel Life charts the story of Betty and Jamie, who must embrace the past to forge a meaningful connection for the future.
With a wholly unique narrative approach, told through iconic moments of contemporary cinema, this absorbing work will cut straight to the heart and reveal the intricate, complex emotions that come together to form a family. Exploring themes of motherhood, body image, ambition and love, Reel Life offers today’s most poignant close-up of this most intimate of relationships, which can both haunt and heal.
Surging with drama that is interlaced with subtle irony, readers are reminded that sometimes escaping reality can be the clearest path to emotional truth.
Jackie Townsend's debut novel, Reel Life, a character study of sisters and family, is a riveting story that captures the relationship between two sisters. Themes of fertility and motherhood, relationships between close siblings and how they grow to deal with a semi-dysfunctional family resonate in this novel, an engrossing story that kept me engaged through the end. - Amazon review
Jackie Townsend, a native Southern California, spends a lot of time in places not her own. As the youngest of four children, she carries a strong sense of family with her to these places, often foreign, and writes about belonging (or not belonging), loss, and love. She lives in New York with her husband.
Title: The Reel Life: A Novel
Author: Jackie Townsend
Publication Date: February 2012
Publisher: Ripetta Press