To Be a Man

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • erscheint ca. am 12. November 2020
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 288 Seiten
978-1-4088-7182-9 (ISBN)
A teenage girl lies on the floor of her dorm room and tells her friends about the businessman who gave her his hotel number on a 500 franc note. An ageing professor, brought back to life, flees with his newborn grandchild to the rooftops. Two sisters return home for their parents' divorce ceremony to find their home town on fire. As the government issues warnings about toxic gas in the atmosphere, a woman cries over a game of Scrabble in her sealed-up home. A mother phones her daughter on the other side of the world to tell her that she has been issued a new husband by the government.

Beautiful, taut and dark, To Be a Man is an unforgettable collection about men and women and the gulfs that lie between them; and delves, with originality and timeliness, into questions of masculinity and violence, regret and regeneration, control and desire.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 135 mm
978-1-4088-7182-9 (9781408871829)

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Nicole Krauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award and Orange Prize, and The History of Love, which won the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and was short-listed for the Orange, Medicis, and Femina Prizes. Her first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; her most recent novel Forest Dark was a national bestseller. She was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, and named in the New Yorker's Twenty Under Forty list. Her fiction has been published in the New Yorker, Harper's Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Praise for Forest Dark: 'Lucid and exhilarating ... A great gift * New York Review of Books * A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration -- Philip Roth This is as original and impressive a work of fiction as I have encountered in years; a welcome reminder of how a novel can be defiantly and brilliantly novel * New Statesman * This dazzling dual-narrative novel is a fascinating meditation on fiction itself ... Forest Dark finds Krauss at the top of her game. It is blazingly intelligent, elegantly written and a remarkable achievement -- Emily St John Mandel * Guardian * A richly layered masterpiece; creative, profound, insightful, deeply serious, effortlessly elegant, both human and humane. Krauss is a poet and a philosopher, and this latest work does what only the very best fiction can do - startles, challenges and enlightens the reader, while showing the familiar world anew ... A pleasure and a privilege to read * Financial Times * A meditation on loss and transformation and an investigation of the mysteries of art and literature and family -- Erica Wagner * Observer * Flawless ... Forest Dark is accomplished, generous and unabashedly serious -- Cressida Connolly * Literary Review * A complex and rewarding novel that will linger long after you've reached the final page * Stylist * She gives us a deft and mesmerising portrait of female midlife crisis and the desire to ground one's self in the world ... impossible to put down -- Sarah Hughes * Independent * A remarkable accomplishment * Times Literary Supplement * The sort of intelligent, serious novel seldom written nowadays. Those shards of gleaming insight are well worth gathering up * The Times *

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