I highly recommend this and her many other craft/sewing/printing books!
Grab a textile, grab some paint, let's go!
We have two characters with the same name, each writing every other chapter. (One voice written by Levitan, the other by Green.) Eventually the two characters and the narrative collides, and their lives are forever changed.
The characters are believable and heartfelt. And Tiny Cooper? He's one of my favorite book characters of all time. You have to read to find out who he is and why! Let's just say: larger than life in all respects + musical theater = super fun.
Makes you want to watch it, right? Because you should. If you're into that sort of thing, because, true, it is all of those things. And is a psychological thriller. There is also superb acting and great cinematography.
Portman's portrayal of a young ballerina slowly losing grip on reality as she prepares and performs the rolls of the black swan and the white swan in Swan Lake, is fabulous. You're on the edge of your seat the whole time, eyes glued to the screen, waiting for her to lose it. Then finally she does. In a way you wouldn't have guessed.