This debut novel&mdash;told in interviews&mdash;spans 20
years in the rise and fall of the charismatic leader of a seductive
self-help movement. b>
In the 1990s, a talk show host leads
the personality movement, an integrative approach to radical
self-transformation. Mayah, the movement's architect and celebrity
advocate, adopts a curious, wild child named Masha Isle. A guinea-pig
for the movement, and the key to its future, Isle is the subject of
the eight interviews that comprise this book.
interviewer's objectivity disintegrates&mdash;even as the
movement's legitimacy becomes increasingly suspect&mdash;he becomes
obsessed with Masha.
And all of that is thrown into question when tragedy strikes.
The stunning debut of a new literary talent, and a fascinating
take on the cult of personality :about celebrities need to destroy and
recreate themselves to stay relevant, public personalities coming to
belong to everyone, and about our need to see everyone as a kind of
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