Dust jacket looks a little worn and grubby. Orange cover with gilt lettering to spine and contents in very good clean condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: From the celebrated author of The English Patient and In the Skin of a Lion comes a remarkable new novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time.
In the 1970s in Northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is riven by an incident of violence—of both hand and heart—that sets fire to the rest of their lives.
Divisadero takes us from the city of San Francisco to the raucous backrooms of Nevada’s casinos and eventually to the landscape of south-central France. It is here, outside a small rural village, that Anna becomes immersed in the life and the world of a writer from an earlier time—Lucien Segura. His compelling story, which has its beginnings at the turn of the century, circles around “the raw truth” of Anna’s own life, the one she’s left behind but can never truly leave. And as the narrative moves back and forth in time and place, we discover each of the characters managing to find some foothold in a present rough hewn from the past.
Breathtakingly evoked and with unforgettable characters, Divisadero is a multilayered novel about passion, loss, and the unshakable past, about the often discordant demands of family, love, and memory. It is Michael Ondaatje's most intimate and beautiful novel to date.
From the celebrated author of The English Patient, comes another breathtaking, unforgettable story, this time about a family torn apart by an act of violence. Divisadero is a rich and rewarding read, one that Jhumpa Lahiri, in her guest review for Amazon.com (see below), calls "Ondaatje's finest novel to date." --Daphne Durham
Guest Reviewer: Jhumpa Lahiri
Titel: Star Probe
Verlag: Readers Union Ltd.
Auflage: First Edition.
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2007. Hardcover; Import. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Dieselbe ISBN, anderer Schutzumschlag, kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 235364 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 640. Artikel-Nr. 340613
Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd., London, 2007. hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hardcover. Rear jacket has a few minor marks; front side has barely noticeable surface wear. Pages are in very good condition. First Edition First Printing. Used. Artikel-Nr. 273031