Year of Wonders

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März 2002



When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders." Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" ( The Wall Street Journal ), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.


Geraldine Brooks, geb. 1955 in Sydney, bereiste elf Jahre lang als Auslandskorrespondentin des Wall Street Journal verschiedene islamische Länder, darunter Bosnien, Somalia und den Mittleren Osten. Für ihre Reportagen über die palästinensische Intifada, den Iran-Irak-Konflikt und den Golfkrieg wurde sie mehrfach ausgezeichnet. Geraldine Brooks erhielt 2006 den Pulitzer Preis.§2010 wurde ihr der "Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement" verliehen.


"The novel glitters . . . A deep imaginative engagement with how people are changed by catastrophe." - The New Yorker " Year of Wonders is a vividly imagined and strangely consoling tale of hope in a time of despair." - O, The Oprah Magazine "Brooks proves a gifted storyteller as she subtly reveals how ignorance, hatred and mistrust can be as deadly as any virus. . . . Year of Wonders is itself a wonder." - People "A glimpse into the strangeness of history that simultaneously enables us to see a reflection of ourselves." - The New York Times Book Review "Elegant and engaging." - Arthur Golden "Year of Wonders has it all: strong characters, a trememdous sense of time and place, a clearly defined heroine and a dastardly villain." - The Denver Post From the Trade Paperback edition.
EAN: 9780142000786
ISBN: 0142000787
Untertitel: A Novel of the Plague. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin LCC US
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 308 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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