I Am Sovereign

 
 
Windmill Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 16. Juli 2020
 
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  • Softcover
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  • 224 Seiten
978-1-78609-095-9 (ISBN)
 
Charles is trying to sell his characterless house in Llandudno. When Wang Shu and her daughter Ying Yue view and house and are mysteriously struck by an oyster shell, a series of innocuous events cause them to question their very existence. 'A bracing, brilliantly bonkers comic novel... This is freewheeling fiction that delights in the visual.' "Sunday Times"
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Nicola Barker was born in Ely in 1966 and spent part of her childhood in South Africa. She is the author of twelve novels - including Wide Open, Darkmans, The Yips and In the Approaches - and two short story collections. She has been twice longlisted and once shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, has won the IMPAC, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Hawthornden Prizes, and was named one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Writers in 2003. Her latest novel, H(A)PPY, won the 2017 Goldsmiths Prize and was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018.
Nicola Barker loves to break the conventions of fiction ... She has set herself the novelist's ultimate challenge - to turn the dullest situation imaginable into something fascinating and lifelike - and she (mostly) pulls it off ... Barker conveys the essence of these people with such skill that you feel you have met them. * The Times * Nicola Barker always makes me laugh, and her new one, I Am Sovereign, is one of her funniest yet, which is saying something. Of course the best comic stuff always has a dark, dark undertow, and so it is with Ms Barker. Nicola Barker's wildness and capacity for the absurd often delight me. Life-affirming hilarity - Evelyn Waugh on ecstasy. * Nell Zink * One of the funniest, most finely achieved comic novels, even by her own standard ... I think it's a masterpiece. * Ali Smith *

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