Naomi J. Williams Landfalls (Abacus)

ISBN 13: 9780349140445

Landfalls (Abacus)

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Audacious . . . Immersive . . . A marvel of inventive storytelling (Jane Ciabattari BBC)

Beautifully written...Clever without being worthy or pretentious, Landfalls is an engrossing read you will want to linger over (Sara Manning Red)

[An] impressive debut... Williams manages her huge cast with skill, drawing compelling characters from the lists of the lost... unfailingly interesting and intelligent... The best parts, however, are sublime. Williams soars when she has the courage to let go of her prodigious research, and let her characters take flight... Williams's writing is luminous, lit with tenderness, wisdom and a sly humour that glints between the words, even at their darkest. No quantity of painstakingly assembled facts could rival the intensity of her richly imagined reality then, the astonishing vividness and immediacy with which she conjures up the long-forgotten past. (Clare Clark, Guardian)

The expedition is told from the viewpoints of the scientists, the seamen, and the natives they encounter. A book as ambitious as the voyage it describes but wildly more successful. (The Times, Historical Fiction Books of the Year 2015)

A beautiful tale of adventure, anchored in tragedy (Vanity Fair)

Naomi Williams brings it all to life with accomplished, vivid storytelling . . . The tantalising storytelling, solid research, wit and humanity at the heart of this thoroughly engaging book leave you desperate to know more about every single character - as well as many we don't even get to meet properly - for a very long time after the story has ended. It deserves a huge audience (Scotland on Sunday)

This remarkably assured first novel offers much more in its careful, oblique approach and with some truly scintillating passages . . . an original and hugely accomplished book (Harry Ritchie Daily Mail)

[A] pin-sharp, elegant debut. The book is packed with intricate detail, from the description of a snug cabin to the look of the landscape hidden by fog, and full of adventure and misadventure. But it's really the misinterpretations and misconceptions of the explorers and the people they encounter - often woefully, catastrophically at odds with each other - that give the novel its emotional power (Psychologies, Book of the Month)

The cast of characters and changes in tone are reminiscent of David Mitchell . . . the story cracks along like a frigate with the wind behind it (Emerald Street)

An imaginative, encyclopedically researched and elegantly written experiment in fly-on-the-wall historical reconstruction (Sunday Times)

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An epic voyage, undertaken with the grandest of ambitions.

Lapérouse leaves France in the Spring of 1785 with two ships under his command, knowing that he sails with the full backing of the French government. This is to be a voyage of scientific and geographical discovery - but every person on board has their own hopes, ambitions and dreams.

As the ships move across vast distances in their journey of nearly four years, the different characters step forward and invite us into their world. From the remote Alaskan bay where a dreadful tragedy unfolds, to the wild journey Barthélemy de Lessups undertakes from the far east of Russia to St Petersburg, the reader is irresistibly drawn into a extraordinarily vivid world.

Landfalls is a profoundly moving and intensely evocative novel about scientific exploration, human endeavour and individual tragedy,

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Naomi J. Williams
Verlag: Brown Book Group Abacus Little Aug 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0349140448 ISBN 13: 9780349140445
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Buchbeschreibung Brown Book Group Abacus Little Aug 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Zustand: Neu. Neuware - An epic voyage, undertaken with the grandest of ambitions. Lapérouse leaves France in the Spring of 1785 with two ships under his command, knowing that he sails with the full backing of the French government. This is to be a voyage of scientific and geographical discovery - but every person on board has their own hopes, ambitions and dreams. As the ships move across vast distances in their journey of nearly four years, the different characters step forward and invite us into their world. From the remote Alaskan bay where a dreadful tragedy unfolds, to the wild journey Barthélemy de Lessups undertakes from the far east of Russia to St Petersburg, the reader is irresistibly drawn into a extraordinarily vivid world. Landfalls is a profoundly moving and intensely evocative novel about scientific exploration, human endeavour and individual tragedy, 416 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780349140445

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