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History of the Rain

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014

von Williams, Niall   (Autor)

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014, a sparkling, perfectly formed new novel from the acclaimed author of Four Letters of Love.

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We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story...

Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling rain, in the margin between this world and the next, Plain Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, enfolded in the mystery of ancestors, Ruthie must first trace the jutting jaw lines, narrow faces and gleamy skin of the Swains from the restless Reverend Swain, her great-grandfather, to grandfather Abraham, to her father, Virgil - via pole-vaulting, leaping salmon, poetry and the three thousand, nine hundred and fifty eight books piled high beneath the two skylights in her room, beneath the rain.

The stories - of her golden twin brother Aeney, their closeness even as he slips away; of their dogged pursuit of the Swains' Impossible Standard and forever falling just short; of the wild, rain-sodden history of fourteen acres of the worst farming land in Ireland - pour forth in Ruthie's still, small, strong, hopeful voice. A celebration of books, love and the healing power of the imagination, this is an exquisite, funny, moving novel in which every sentence sings. 

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This is an important new book and, without spoiling the riveting last chapter next Friday, the rewards increase tenfold the further into the story one gets Book at Bedtime, Radio Times 

Mehr vom Verlag:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Mehr vom Autor:

Williams, Niall

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Medium: Buch
Format: Kartoniert
Seiten: 368
Sprache: Englisch
Erschienen: März 2015
Sonstiges: 248869
Maße: 198 x 128 mm
Gewicht: 260 g
ISBN-10: 1408852055
ISBN-13: 9781408852057

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