Reading in the Dark
InhaltAfter apparently just missing out on the Booker Prize by a whisker, Seamus Deane's remarkable fiction debut should perform well in this format. Claustrophobic, but lyrically charged, it concerns a young boy growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1940s and 50s, and both the worlds, real and imagined, that he inhabits. A truly striking first novel. "A masterful transformation of family griefs and political violence into something at once both rhapsodic and heartbreaking" Seamus Heaney.
Pressestimmen"Reading In The Dark is a swift, masterful transformation of family griefs and political violence into something at once rhapsodic and heartbreaking. If Isaac Babel had been born in Derry, he might have written this sudden, brilliant book." Seamus Heaney "Marvellous...almost impossible to put down" -- Blake Morrison Independent on Sunday "Go into your nearest bookshop and buy Reading In The Dark... A novel that no reader with any concern for their heart or mind should be without" -- A. L. Kennedy Scotsman "A wonderful evocation of childhood; a vibrant, unforgettable fragment that leaves you aching for more" -- Robert McCrum Observer "A profoundly emotive and seamlessly structured exploration of loss and regret. It is also funny and authentic. What more could one ask of a book?" -- Antonia Logue Guardian
Untertitel: 'Vintage Books'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1997
Seitenanzahl: 232 Seiten