Nina

Nina

Adolescence

Book - 2003
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Penguin Putnam
Fifteen-year-old Nina and her family are struggling to hold things together in the wake of the accidental death of her four-year-old brother several years earlier. Seeking refuge in her art, Nina's mother has painted a series of nude portraits of her remaining living child. As these haunting images go public, Nina is forced to deal with her burgeoning sexuality in front of a large and critical audience. With tension in the family reaching a breaking point, the portrait entitled Nina: Adolescence provokes a situation that will either be the engine of Nina's destruction-or the catalyst that enables her to finally surmount tragedy.

In this mesmerizing first novel, Amy Hassinger captures the cruelties and passions of adolescence with eloquence, tenderness, and a fearless sensuality. In Nina, she has created an unforgettable character-and launched a stunning career.

Baker & Taylor
Still struggling with her toddler brother's death years earlier, fifteen-year-old Nina becomes the subject in a series of nude paintings by her haunted mother and is forced to deal with her burgeoning sexuality in front of a large and critical audience when the paintings go public. A first novel. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
At fifteen, Nina is trapped in the net of her parents' grief over the accidental death of her little brother. Eager to hold the family together, she realizes that her mother's painting is the only way to rescue her from the brink of despair. At Nina's urging, her mother returns to the studio, where she begins a series of nude portraits of her remaining child, paintings that will chronicle the slow unfolding of a girl's body into a woman's.
As the haunting images go public - over her father's objections - Nina will be forced to deal with her burgeoning sexuality in front of a large audience. With tension in the family reaching a breaking point, the portrait entitled Nina: Adolescence will provoke a situation that very well might be the engine of her destruction...or the catalyst that enables her family to finally surmount tragedy.

Baker
& Taylor

Still struggling with her toddler brother's death years earlier, fifteen-year-old Nina becomes the subject in a series of nude paintings by her haunted mother and is forced to deal with her burgeoning sexuality when the paintings go public.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons c2003
ISBN: 9780399150623
0399150625
Branch Call Number: F HAS
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 22 cm

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