The Book of Joan

 
 
Canongate Books Ltd (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 18. Januar 2018
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  • 288 Seiten
 
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978-1-78689-241-6 (ISBN)
 
New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
25 Most Anticipated Books by Women for 2017, Elle Magazine
32 Most Exciting Books Coming Out in 2017, BuzzFeed
15 Best Books of 2017, Esquire
33 New Books to Read in 2017, The Huffington Post

In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin.

Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule - galvanised by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her.

A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places, Lidia Yuknavitch's The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival. It's a genre-defying masterpiece that may very well rewire your brain.
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  • Englisch
  • Edinburgh
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  • Großbritannien
  • 1,91 MB
978-1-78689-241-6 (9781786892416)
1786892413 (1786892413)
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Lidia Yuknavitch
Brilliant and incendiary . . . The Book of Joan has the same unflinching quality as earlier works by Josephine Saxton, Doris Lessing, Frank Herbert, Ursula K. Le Guin and J.G. Ballard. Yet it's also radically new, full of maniacal invention and page-turning momentum . . . A rich, heady concoction, rippling with provocative ideas -- Jeff VanderMeer * * New York Times * * Joan of Arc and Christine de Pizan are reimagined in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, in this compellingly ambitious examination of gender, semiotics and warfare * * Guardian * * Extraordinary . . . A wild ride . . . The pleasure of this novel is its inventive energy; it aims to burn itself into your skin * * Financial Times * * A raucous celebration, a searing condemnation, and fiercely imaginative retelling of Joan of Arc's transcendent life -- Roxane Gay The Book of Joan is something new altogether . . . Kaleidoscopic, lyric . . . The Book of Joan shows off Yuknavitch's imagination and her gift for crafting sonorous sentences * * Huffington Post * * Radical, raw and inventive * * Esquire * * Yuknavitch will draw you into the future * * ELLE * * A dystopian, feminist tale . . . Remarkable . . . The tension in this literary mash-up builds towards an action-packed climax; a convergence of characters and timelines with a page-turning momentum * * Irish Times * * As ferociously intelligent as it is heart-wrenchingly humane, as generous as it is relentless, as irresistible as it is important . . . Genius -- Cheryl Strayed All my youth I gloried in the wild, exulting, rollercoaster prose and questing narratives of Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac, but cringed at the misogyny; couldn't we have the former without the latter? We can, because: Lidia Yuknavitch. Buckle your seat belts; it's gonna be a wild feminist ride -- Rebecca Solnit

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