Book by Hornbacher Marya
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At the center of winter, in Motley, Minnesota, Arnold Schiller gives in to the oppressive season that reigns outside and also to his own inner demons -- he commits suicide, leaving a devastated family in his wake.
Claire Schiller, wife and mother, takes shelter from the emotional storm with her husband's parents but must ultimately emerge from her grief and help her two young children to recover. Esau, her oldest, is haunted by the same darkness that plagued his father. At twelve years old, he has already been in and out of state psychiatric hospitals, and now, with the help of his mother and sister, he must overcome the forces that drive him deep into himself. But as the youngest, perhaps it is Katie who carries the heaviest burden. A precocious six-year-old who desperately wants to help her mother hold the family together, she will have to come to terms with the memory of her father, who was at once loving and cruel.
Narrated alternately by Claire, Katie, and Esau, this powerful and passionate novel explores the ways in which both children and adults experience tragic events, discover solace and hope in one another, and survive. The Center of Winter finds humor in unlikely places and evokes the north -- its people and landscape -- with warmth, sensitivity, and insight. The story of three people who, against all odds, find their way out of the center of winter, Marya Hornbacher's debut novel will leave you breathless, tearful, and ultimately inspired.Revue de presse :
“Poignant.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Powerful.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
“Hornbacher succeeds marvelously...[She] constructs a kaleidoscope of speakers at times beautiful and often disturbing...[An] adroit first novel.” (Los Angeles Book Review)
“A truly stunning debut... Chips away at the darkness to reveal the ever-evolving possibilities of the human spirit.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
“Intimate... [Hornbacher’s] description of Claire Shiller’s long, slow return to physical desire is delicious in its restraint and directness.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Uplifting, even humorous. . . . A captivating first novel.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
“Told alternately by Claire, Kate and Esau... Hornbacher finds the perfect pitch for their voices and their stories.” (Baltimore Sun)
“Genuine, engaging, and unforgettable...With this stunning debut novel, Hornbacher...proves herself to be a master storyteller.” (Booklist (starred review))
“Hornbacher’s debut novel is one of triumph and survival...A gripping tale of a family that copes despite the odds.” (Library Journal)
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Description du livre Harper, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. New book. May have light shelf wear. N° de réf. du libraire BK0101273
Description du livre Harper, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. First Edition; First Printing. Book and DJ are New, first edition, first printing, remainder mark on bottom, S-102,; 1.18 x 9.06 x 6.54 Inches; 336 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 25030
Description du livre Harper, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0060192267
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97800601922661.0
Description du livre Harper, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0060192267
Description du livre Harper, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110060192267