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BeschreibungIn a lonely seaside town, a few misfits cling to one another for survival Nine months ago, Mrs. Gandell left Yorkshire behind. She invested what little money she had in a ramshackle inn off the coast of Wales, in a forgotten resort town called Garthmeilo. At the time, it was summer, light and warm. Now it is February, and the Welsh gloom has ground Mrs. Gandell's spirit to dust. Her only companion is Jones, a bitter handyman who delights in torturing his employer. Nothing sustains them but gin and cigarettes-and the gin is running out. The winter has been brutal, with only one lodger to keep the Decent Hotel afloat: an enigmatic dreamer named Miss Vaughan. When the local vicar takes an interest in her, it throws their lives into chaos. Mrs. Gandell wants nothing more than to sell the inn and return to Yorkshire, but February is endless, and Garthmeilo may prove to be inescapable.
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¿[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 ¿Writing with excellence as always, [Hanley] is perceptive and compassionate.¿ ¿Publishers Weekly ¿The richness of the humour and the peculiar brilliance of Mr Hanley¿s gifts make this a minor masterpiece.¿ ¿The Daily Telegraph ¿A masterly book... The people survive and have tremendous value.... His effects are economical and sure and profound.¿ ¿The New York Times Book Review ¿A marvellously eccentric and entertaining novel about love.¿ ¿New York Sunday News ¿Throughout Another World there are patches of vivid and thoughtful prose and uniquely eccentric characterisations.... Wonderfully suggestive imagery.¿ ¿The Washington Post ¿[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: 198 Seiten
Format: epub eBook