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Constellation

De (autor) Traducere de Willard Wood
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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 03 Aug 2017
On 27 October 1949, a Lockheed Constellation passenger plane left Paris for New York. Hours later, it disappeared on approach to its scheduled stopover in the Azores. It was found on a mountainside five miles from its intended landing zone. There were no survivors.Among those lost in the accident were heavyweight boxer Marcel Cerdan flying to New York for a world title fight; 30-year-old virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu; Kay Kamen, Walt Disney's merchandising tsar; five Basque shepherds emigrating to America; a pilot who ran missions for the Free French during the war.Constellation tells the untold true stories of the forty-eight men and women who died on board, and paints a moving portrait of their place in the changing post-war world and of their hopes and dreams for the life awaiting them across the Atlantic.Adrien Bosc's magnetic debut novel is a memorial to an air disaster that happened half a century ago. But it is also a love song to the forgotten lives that every tragedy scatters around it like so much debris, and a poignant investigation into the nature of collective tragedy.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781781255377
ISBN-10: 1781255377
Pagini: 192
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.19 kg
Ediția: Main
Editura: Profile
Colecția Serpent's Tail
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Adrien Bosc was born in Avignon in 1986. He is the founder of Éditions du sous-sol and the magazines Desports and Feuilleton. Constellation is his first novel.

Recenzii

Stellar ... the stories of disparate people pulled together, like stars into orbit, by the force of one tragic moment. Like all great novels, Constellation works in ever expanding circles ... a meditation on chance, destiny and the faults that lie sometimes in ourselves and sometimes in our stars
Cleverly treading a fine line between fact and fiction, the novel has the feel of a documentary, but it is also written with the empathy and imagination that distinguishes the best novels.
Not so much an act of imaginative writing as an act of imaginative editing ... entirely original ... ingeniously done
A moving tale that will make you ponder the nature of existence
Ambitious, intriguing
Adrien Bosc meticulously and beautifully pieces together the destiny of the 48 passengers aboard the Constellation with a depth of imagination and heart that renders these long lost lives palpably present. It is the work of a gifted and elegant writer, one who seems to instinctually know how to breathe life into a fictional world.
Adrien Bosc's Constellation is a thrilling and humane reimagining of a plane crash, blending fact and fiction to reanimate a fading moment in history. A bold and spare novel that reminds us what fiction can do
Constellation takes huge risks in its recreation of a tragedy, risks that are more than justified by this intelligent, moving and hugely affecting novel. His sketches of both the famous and unknown are masterfully concise portraits of lives we come to cherish, even in the moment of their death. This, combined with a dazzlingly idiosyncratic narrative, makes Adrien Bosc's debut a novel of considerable power and imaginative invention.
Sublime, haunting, exuberant, Constellation turns a tragedy into a miracle. In reviving the victims of a doomed 1949 Air France flight, Adrien Bosc writes beautifully about coincidence and fate, including the greatest coincidence at all - that we are alive on earth together for a short time. Constellation is a novel of profound humanity.
A novel of realism propelled by energy and unique imagination. The mysterious plane crash of the Constellation in 1949 is revived within the pages of this magical novel.
Slender yet ambitious ... echoing such classics as Thornton Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Ernest K. Gann's Fate Is the Hunter ... a profound meditation on the far-reaching interconnectedness of tragic events
At once ambitious and accomplished in both narrative and prose style ... somewhere between story, historical investigation and homage, Constellation sparkles ... finds signs, symmetries which illuminate and join the dots between these forty-eight stars snuffed out on 27 October 1949.
Subtle and contemporary ... an unsolvable investigation in which the fictional conflicts at every step with the real
Clear, chromed, spare ... Bosc has unearthed all the secrets, yet swirls around this steel tomb as if its enigma were inexhaustible. As if Lockheed Constellation F-BAZN were still charting its course to who knows where
Bosc has combed the archives, investigated online and unearthed every piece of evidence to restore these fragments of prematurely shattered lives.
A celestial piece of writing about humanity, history, aviation and the discreet power of chance ... a constellation of imagination, craftsmanship, invention and invigoration