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Titel: Her Fearful Symmetry (1st Edition 2009 Cape ...
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NR FINE/NR FINE 1ST IMPRESSION 2009 CAPE HARDBACK, UNCLIPPED DJ, FRONT COVER AUTHOR-RELATED STICKER. LOVELY COPY, MINOR SHELF-RUB TO TIPS OF DJ, TOP CORNER BRUISE, ALL ELSE FINE. More 1st's by this author available Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction 20th Century; ISBN/EAN: 9780224085618. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 018861. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 018861
Inhaltsangabe: When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt, only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers--with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another. They are twenty. .
The girls move to Elspeth's flat, which borders Highgate Cemetery in London. They come to know the building's other residents. There is Martin, a brilliant and charming crossword puzzle setter suffering from crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Marjike, Martin's devoted but trapped wife; and Robert, Elspeth's elusive lover, a scholar of the cemetery. As the girls become embroiled in the fraying lives of their aunt's neighbors, they also discover that much is still alive in Highgate, including--perhaps--their aunt, who can't seem to leave her old apartment and life behind..
Niffenegger weaves a captivating story in Her Fearful Symmetry about love and identity, about secrets and sisterhood, and about the tenacity of life--even after death..
`A hot contender for the book of the year' --Red
`...(Niffenegger) constructs a taut mystery ...It's no small achievement that the revelations are both organic and completely unexpected'
--The New Yorker
"Delicious and deadly" --Yorkshire Evening Post
`a powerful and beautiful exploration of the relationships between the living and dead...Niffenegger's writing has lost none of its emotional power'
"Chillingly good" --Marie Claire
"There's no mistaking Niffenegger's originality...She's a real rarity: at once a good writer and a genuine obsessive" --Evening Standard
"Stylish, easy to read... with a dark, delicious plot which has several neat twists" --Scotsman
"A multi-layered, absorbingly nuanced love story...Beautifully constructed and unfurling with exquisite tragedy..." --Easy Living
"Delicious prose...She lays out her story in delectable, textual pictures...a powerful, beautifully written ghost story"
`A ghostly love story and a lovely ghost story.' --Tatler
"This is a rich, involving novel..." -- The Times
"Niffenegger's books are fabulously left field, striking an unlikely balance between romance and fantasy. A brilliantly beautiful book."
-- Glamour magazine
"...Niffenegger rarely reverts to stereotypes when creating her characters...they are always interesting..."
"...an emotional depth rarely found in ghost stories." --Sunday Herald
"Niffenegger's story is written with a lightness of touch and with a great eye for the oddities of human behaviour". --Daily Telegraph
"a nicely atmospheric book".
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