An End and a Beginning
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BeschreibungOut of prison and on his own, Peter Fury struggles to find a place in the world Peter Fury has been in prison for fifteen years and four days, and every minute has been an eternity. He was jailed for killing a woman whose greed had poisoned his family-an honorable crime that merely drove the Furys further apart from one another. On the gloomy day when he steps back into the free world, Peter's parents are dead and his siblings have scattered. All he has left is himself-but Peter is still a Fury, and one Fury is enough to do almost anything. In a matter of hours, Peter realizes there is nothing left for him in England. Rather than wither and die like so many ex-cons, this onetime dreamer plans to immigrate to New York and find a new life there. But he has too much history in this blighted dockside town, and it may not be ready to let him go just yet. An End and a Beginning is the fifth and final book of James Hanley's acclaimed Furys Saga.
PortraitJames Hanley (1897-1985) was born in Liverpool, England, to an Irish Catholic family. He spent time in the merchant navy and served with the Canadian Infantry during World War I. From 1930 to 1981 Hanley published forty-eight books, including the novels Boy, The Furys, The Ocean, Another World, and Hollow Sea. He penned plays for radio, television, and theater and published a work of nonfiction, Grey Children, on the plight of coal miners. Hanley died in London but was buried in Wales, the setting for many of his works.
Pressestimmen¿James Hanley¿s writing is as succinct as a telegram, nude, yet terrific.¿ ¿The New York Times ¿[Hanley¿s writing is] uncompromising, stark, too truthful to be comfortable.¿ ¿Anthony Burgess ¿[Hanley was] not British, not American, not South African, not Ebury Street, not Chicago. Just language like a good clean cyclone.¿ ¿William Faulkner ¿A modernist master.¿ ¿Kirkus Reviews ¿Few writers dig as deeply into people¿s spirits as Mr. Hanley.¿ ¿The New Yorker ¿A remarkable portrayal.¿ ¿Saturday Review ¿A novel to be treasured.¿ ¿Time ¿An impressive piece of writing... powerful and haunting... radiant!¿ ¿The Times (London) ¿Mr. Hanley writes with great sensuous power... a distinguished novel.¿ ¿The New Republic ¿[Hanley is] a novelist of distinction and originality.¿ ¿E. M. Forster ¿[Hanley¿s] language, intense and compassionate as his world is diseased and vicious, reveals an intense understanding of the cesspool of human nature and the capacity for good and bad, even at once.¿ ¿The List (Edinburgh) ¿[Hanley was the creator of] some of the most serious and emotionally demanding novels in our language this century.¿ ¿The Sunday Correspondent ¿Hanley is one of the most able and influential writers in the English language.¿ ¿The Boston Globe ¿[Hanley] is that rarity of rarities: a genuine original.¿ ¿The New York Times Book Review ¿[Hanley] is one of the most consistently praised and least-known novelists in the English-speaking world.¿ ¿Time
Untertitel: A Novel. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Open Road Media
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2015
Seitenanzahl: 310 Seiten
Format: epub eBook