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Lydfil / 2011 / Engelsk

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9781444708578
Publisert
2011
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Sceptre
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01, G
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Engelsk
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Lydfil
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Lydfil / 2011 / Engelsk
A year of bones, of grave-dirt, relentless work. Of mummified corpses and chanting priests. A year of rape, suicide, sudden death. Of friendship too. Of desire. Of love...A year unlike any other he has lived. Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing it. At first Baratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason. But before long, he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to his own.
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The author of the prize-winning, hugely acclaimed INGENIOUS PAIN returns to the 18th century with an enthralling tale set in pre-revolutionary Paris.
Praise for ONE MORNING LIKE A BIRD -- . 'A revelatory perspective on an Eastern city in the second world war ...The prose is as delicate as a Japanese print' -- David Grylls, Sunday Times 20081020 'Not only does he combine delicious literary conceits with thought-provoking explorations into the human condition, he has the rare gift of tossing out perfect sentences that make you stop in your tracks' -- Claire Allfree, Metro 20081020 'Miller's delicate prose most closely recalls the tone of emotional restraint in Kazuo Ishiguro's early novels ... deftly coheres into a typically bittersweet resolution.' -- James Urquhart, Independent on Sunday 20081020 'Deeply moving, written with loving attention to language, it felt like Pasternak back from the dead.' -- Tom Adair, Scotsman 20081020 'Detail by delicate detail Miller conjures Yuji's dim, mysterious world of gradual dissolution." -- Natalie Sandison, The Times 20080913 'Miller's Japanese characters are densely believable, and his recreation of their world is a real achievement' -- Christopher Tayler, Guardian 20080913 'Miller's writing is cinematic; it has a heightened visual sense and it shifts smoothly from dialogue to mood to location. At all times the author is in command' -- TLS 20081009
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Andrew Miller was born in Bristol in 1960. He has lived in Spain, Japan, Ireland and France, and currently lives in Somerset. His first novel, INGENIOUS PAIN, was published by Sceptre in 1997 and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Grinzane Cavour prize in Italy. He has since written four novels: CASANOVA, OXYGEN, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Booker Prize in 2001, THE OPTIMISTS, and ONE MORNING LIKE A BIRD.
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ISBN13
9781444708578
Publisert
2011
Utgiver
Vendor
Sceptre
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
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Lydfil
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