Janet is caught between care work and caring. Her life revolves around Sean, a talented art student, living and working with cerebral palsy. Both Janet and Sean are new to London, living at a distance from their families. Both are finding a means of escape through pushing their bodies to new limits.
When Sean is faced with an unexpected and deeply personal tragedy, Janet has to let her guard down and discover what she’s prepared to fight for. The Art of the Body is a novel about dignity, intimacy, faith and sacrifice, unafraid to explore uncommon bodies in unusual ways.