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Cassandra's Disk

By (author) Angela Green
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers, London, United Kingdom
Published: 11th Jun 2002
Dimensions: w 126mm h 198mm d 20mm
Weight: 345g
ISBN-10: 072061144X
ISBN-13: 9780720611441
Barcode No: 9780720611441

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An improper English tale of twin rivalry with a twist serves as Green's saucy debut. Big, bad, ugly photographer Cassandra, who also happens to read people's minds, is desperately trying to finish her memoir before cancer finishes her. Between morphine doses, she recounts sisterhood with famous actress and icy beauty Helen. Mother loves only Helen, and Dadda, Cassandra's hero and protector, dies young; the inevitable stepfather sexually abuses Helen while beating up their mother. Then one night he kills Mother and is killed in turn by Cassandra. Ariadne, a legendary Greek actress with a fabulous hideaway on the island of Ithaca who was once Dadda's lover, offers friendship and guidance. Helen's incandescent career begins, and Cassandra consoles herself by bedding one and all of the snow queen's spurned suitors, until the tables are turned: Helen takes away Cassandra's longtime lover and photography mentor, whereupon the twins go their separate ways. Cassandra, however, gains fame herself with her Diane Arbus style and sensibility, and ultimately the sisters are reunited by Ariadne on Ithaca as co-founders of a synergistic summer arts school cleverly called Sirens. All's well for a while, until Helen shows up with a renowned war photographer Cassandra covets-especially now that he's married her sister. There are lingering questions of identity throughout, but the probing coexists with flashier, fleshier passages, and not all the tricks here are well turned. (Kirkus Reviews)