SATIRE ON FE­MALE CONSUMERISM

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RA­DI­ANT SHIM­MER­ING LIGHT Sarah Selecky Loot.co.za (R207) BLOOMS­BURY

LIL­LIAN Quick is a pet por­trait pain­ter who sees an­i­mal auras. She is liv­ing close to the bread­line in Toronto when her cousin, Florence, now known as Eleven, comes to town. The two haven’t spo­ken since their grand­mother’s fu­neral 20 years ear­lier but, af­ter at­tend­ing Eleven’s Ex­press Your En­light­en­ment evening, Lil­lian moves to New York to work for her cousin. There, her for­tunes change, but she is pushed to ques­tion what she re­ally wants. A dis­turb­ing, sharp and witty satire on fe­male consumerism and per­sonal de­vel­op­ment that fizzes with ideas but, ul­ti­mately, per­haps promises more than it de­liv­ers. |

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