The Chalk Artist
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    Jun-2017 (Hardcover)
    May-2018 (Paperback)
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Collin James is young, creative, and unhappy. A college dropout, he waits tables and spends his free time beautifying the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his medium of choice: chalk. Collin's art captivates passersby with its vibrant colors and intricate lines -- until the moment he wipes it all away. Nothing in Collin's life is meant to last. Then he meets Nina....

The daughter of a tech mogul who is revolutionizing virtual reality, Nina Lazare is trying to give back as a high school teacher -- but her students won't listen to her. When Collin enters her world, he inspires her to think bigger. Nina wants to return the favor -- even if it means losing him.

Against this poignant backdrop, Allegra Goodman paints a tableau of students, neighbors, and colleagues: Diana, a teenage girl trying to make herself invisible; her twin brother, Aidan, who's addicted to the games produced by Nina's father; and Daphne, a viral-marketing trickster who unites them all, for better or worse.

Wise, warm, and enchanting, THE CHALK ARTIST is both a finely rendered portrait of modern love and a celebration of all the realms we inhabit: real and imagined, visual and virtual, seemingly independent yet hopelessly tangled.
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    •  
    • May-2018
    • Grove Press
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1786490900
    • ISBN13: 9781786490902
    • First Edition
    • Jun-2017
    • Dial Press
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1400069874
    • ISBN13: 9781400069873
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    • Feb-2017
    • The Dial Press
    • eBook (Kindle)
    •  
    • Jun-2017
    • Random House
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0679605045
    • ISBN13: 9780679605041

 


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