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Berlin Poplars

Autor Anne B. Ragde Traducere de James Anderson
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 5 mar 2009
Just before Christmas on a farm in Northern Norway, 80-year-old Anna Neshov, matriarch of a troubled family, is taken gravely ill. Her three sons have been quietly immersed in their work: one an undertaker, one a window-dresser, and the eldest running the family farm, but now they are forced to reunite for the first time in many years. Their personalities are as disparate as their careers, and tensions mount from the second they meet, climaxing over Christmas dinner when the matter of inheritance prompts the revelation of disturbing family secrets. Anne B. Ragde has created an engrossing dark comedy brought vividly to life through extraordinary characters. While perfectly in tune with their professions the Neshov sons as a family are little short of dysfunctional; nevertheless, the real theme of the novel is a sense of belonging. The farm itself defines this, with its power to draw people back to their roots, whether they like it or not.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780099502579
ISBN-10: 0099502577
Pagini: 292
Dimensiuni: 130 x 196 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.2 kg
Editura: Vintage Books USA
Locul publicării:United Kingdom

Recenzii

"A story of murky family secrets set against Norway's midwinter near-perpetual night, Berlin Poplars still manages to twinkle" -- Melissa McClements Financial Times "Ragde's writing is self-effacing and subtly crafted, an ideal tool for splintering the brothers' stout outer panelling of Norwegian wood to expose the steamy sauna of turmoil within" Independent "It's darkly funny, grabs you at the start and doesn't let go... if you want a treat, race to get this book, because it's truly heartwarming, and so, so funny" Dublin Herald "Compelling, and the final truth telling is shocking" Times Literary Supplement

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Anne B Ragde