After losing her husband and daughter in an auto accident, 42-year-old Emma flies to Paris, discovers she has a twin brother whose existence she had not known about, and learns that her birth parents weren't the Americans who raised her, but a White Russian film star of the 1920s and a French Stalinist. A story about identity and the shaping function of art, My Life as a Silent Movie presents a vividly rendered world and poses provocative questions on the relationship of art to life.
This novel is a part of our Break Away Books series, which focuses on fiction, memoirs, creative nonfiction, and poetry with a Midwest connection. Check out more Break Away Books here. We're excited to announce that two more books will be published in the series next year. More details to come!