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The Invention of Wings

De (autor) Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye
en Limba Engleză CD-Audio – 05 Sep 2017
FromthecelebratedauthorofTheSecretLifeofBees,a#1NewYorkTimesbestsellingnovelabouttwounforgettableAmericanwomen.Writingattheheightofhernarrativeandimaginativegifts,SueMonkKiddpresentsamasterpieceofhope,daring,thequestforfreedom,andthedesiretohaveavoiceintheworld.
Hetty"Handful"Grimke,anurbanslaveinearlynineteenthcenturyCharleston,yearnsforlifebeyondthesuffocatingwallsthatencloseherwithinthewealthyGrimkehousehold.TheGrimke'sdaughter,Sarah,hasknownfromanearlyagesheismeanttodosomethinglargeintheworld,butsheishemmedinbythelimitsimposedonwomen.
Kidd'ssweepingnovelissetinmotiononSarah'seleventhbirthday,whensheisgivenownershipoftenyearoldHandful,whoistobeherhandmaid.Wefollowtheirremarkablejourneysoverthenextthirtyfiveyears,asbothstriveforalifeoftheirown,dramaticallyshapingeachother'sdestiniesandformingacomplexrelationshipmarkedbyguilt,defiance,estrangementandtheuneasywaysoflove.
Asthestoriesbuildtoarivetingclimax,Handfulwillendurelossandsorrow,findingcourageandasenseofselfintheprocess.Sarahwillexperiencecrushedhopes,betrayal,unrequitedlove,andostracismbeforeleavingCharlestontofindherplacealongsideherfearlessyoungersister,Angelina,asoneoftheearlypioneersintheabolitionandwomen'srightsmovements.
InspiredbythehistoricalfigureofSarahGrimke,Kiddgoesbeyondtherecordtofleshouttherichinteriorlivesofallofhercharacters,bothrealandinvented,includingHandful'scunningmother,Charlotte,whocourtsdangerinhersearchforsomethingbetter.
ThisexquisitelywrittennovelisatriumphofstorytellingthatlookswithunswervingeyesatadevastatingwoundinAmericanhistory,throughwomenwhosestrugglesforliberation,empowerment,andexpressionwillleavenoreaderunmoved.
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ISBN-13: 9781524754662
ISBN-10: 1524754668
Dimensiuni: 131 x 144 x 40 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Editura: Penguin Group

Notă biografică

Sue Monk Kidd is the award-winning and bestselling author of the novels "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Mermaid Chair." She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including the "New York Times" bestseller" Traveling with Pomegranates," written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. She lives in Florida.