Sea Lovers: Selected Stories

Note moyenne 3,5
( 128 avis fournis par GoodReads )
 
9780385533522: Sea Lovers: Selected Stories
Revue de presse :

"Martin’s prose is lucid, and she avoids stylistic pyrotechnics. Her primary aim is to allow her characters their contradictory feelings, giving them room to breathe ... Martin’s complex and wonderful stories, with their careful rendering and sober insights, offer their own kind of relief for the reader: This book is a long, cool drink of water."
New York Times Book Review

"Valerie Martin is a consummate stylist. A cool, spare writer who can make the fantastic utterly, often horribly believable ... In her latest collection of 12 short stories that gift is on full display. A mermaid washes ashore, with murderous intent. A magical suitor displays bad behavior, as do all sorts of more realistic lovers and spouses, artists and writers. Most often, the stories resolve with a twist—some tragic, some simply odd—that causes them to linger in the reader’s mind: cautionary tales about the mysteries of life."
Boston Globe

"Whether they’re self-absorbed painters, deserted women, or even centaurs, Martin’s characters are torn between the facades they don and the baser, more animalistic impulses—the needs for power, attention, and revenge—that animate them ... an insightful look into the evolution of Martin’s writing and her talent for depicting our darker natures. Varied, engaging, and often shocking."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This collection is rife with the unspoken cracks between people, and leaves a haunting, lingering impression."
Publishers Weekly

Présentation de l'éditeur :

From the bestselling author of Mary Reilly and the internationally acclaimed Property, a brilliant collection featuring Valerie Martin's finest short stories to date.

     For four decades Valerie Martin has been publishing novels and stories that demonstrate her incredible range as a writer, moving between realism and fantasy while employing a voice that is at once whimsical and tragic. The twelve stories in this collection showcase Martin's enviable control, precision, and grace and are organized around her three fictional obsessions—the natural world, the artistic sphere, and stunning transformations. In "The Change," a journalist watches his menopausal wife, an engraver, create some of her eeriest and most affecting works even as she seems to be willfully destroying their marriage. In "The Open Door," an American poet in Rome finds herself forced to choose between her lover and a world so alien it takes her voice away. "Sea Lovers" conjures up a hideous mermaid whose fatal seduction of a fisherman provides better reason than  Jaws for staying out of the water. In "The Incident at Villedeau" a respected gentleman confesses to killing his wife's former lover, an event that could be construed as an accident, an impulsive act, or a premeditated crime. Exploring themes of obsession, justice, passion, and duplicity, these drolly macabre stories buzz with tension.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Martin, Valerie
ISBN 10 : 0385533527 ISBN 13 : 9780385533522
Neuf(s) Hardcover Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Hardcover. État : New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. N° de réf. du libraire 1EY82M0065NQ

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 1,90
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,22
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Valerie Martin
ISBN 10 : 0385533527 ISBN 13 : 9780385533522
Neuf(s) Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. N° de réf. du libraire 97803855335220000000

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 15,83
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

3.

Valerie Martin
ISBN 10 : 0385533527 ISBN 13 : 9780385533522
Neuf(s) Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97803855335221.0

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 15,23
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,68
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

4.

Martin, Valerie
Edité par Nan A. Talese
ISBN 10 : 0385533527 ISBN 13 : 9780385533522
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 2
Vendeur
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Nan A. Talese. Hardcover. État : New. 0385533527 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. N° de réf. du libraire 17735442

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 15,79
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,68
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

5.

Martin, Valerie
Edité par Nan A. Talese
ISBN 10 : 0385533527 ISBN 13 : 9780385533522
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : > 20
Vendeur
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Nan A. Talese. Hardcover. État : New. 0385533527 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. N° de réf. du libraire SWATI2121944705

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 15,80
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,68
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

6.

Martin, Valerie
Edité par BANTAM DELL (2015)
ISBN 10 : 0385533527 ISBN 13 : 9780385533522
Neuf(s) Quantité : 1
Vendeur
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre BANTAM DELL, 2015. HRD. État : New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire IB-9780385533522

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 16,33
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 3,68
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

7.

Valerie Martin
Edité par Nan A. Talese, United States (2015)
ISBN 10 : 0385533527 ISBN 13 : 9780385533522
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
The Book Depository US
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Nan A. Talese, United States, 2015. Hardback. État : New. 217 x 151 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the bestselling author ofMary Reillyand the internationally acclaimedProperty, a brilliant collection featuring Valerie Martin s finest short stories to date. For four decades Valerie Martin has been publishing novels and stories that demonstrate her incredible range as a writer, moving between realism and fantasy while employing a voice that is at once whimsical and tragic. The twelve stories in this collection showcase Martin s enviable control, precision, and grace and are organized around her three fictional obsessions the natural world, the artistic sphere, and stunning transformations. In The Change, a journalist watches his menopausal wife, an engraver, create some of her eeriest and most affecting works even as she seems to be willfully destroying their marriage. In The Open Door, an American poet in Rome finds herself forced to choose between her lover and a world so alien it takes her voice away. Sea Lovers conjures up a hideous mermaid whose fatal seduction of a fisherman provides better reason thanJawsfor staying out of the water. In The Incident at Villedeau a respected gentleman confesses to killing his wife s former lover, an event that could be construed as an accident, an impulsive act, or a premeditated crime. Exploring themes of obsession, justice, passion, and duplicity, these drolly macabre stories buzz with tension. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9780385533522

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 20,51
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

8.

Valerie Martin
Edité par Nan A. Talese, United States (2015)
ISBN 10 : 0385533527 ISBN 13 : 9780385533522
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
The Book Depository
(London, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Nan A. Talese, United States, 2015. Hardback. État : New. 217 x 151 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the bestselling author ofMary Reillyand the internationally acclaimedProperty, a brilliant collection featuring Valerie Martin s finest short stories to date. For four decades Valerie Martin has been publishing novels and stories that demonstrate her incredible range as a writer, moving between realism and fantasy while employing a voice that is at once whimsical and tragic. The twelve stories in this collection showcase Martin s enviable control, precision, and grace and are organized around her three fictional obsessions the natural world, the artistic sphere, and stunning transformations. In The Change, a journalist watches his menopausal wife, an engraver, create some of her eeriest and most affecting works even as she seems to be willfully destroying their marriage. In The Open Door, an American poet in Rome finds herself forced to choose between her lover and a world so alien it takes her voice away. Sea Lovers conjures up a hideous mermaid whose fatal seduction of a fisherman provides better reason thanJawsfor staying out of the water. In The Incident at Villedeau a respected gentleman confesses to killing his wife s former lover, an event that could be construed as an accident, an impulsive act, or a premeditated crime. Exploring themes of obsession, justice, passion, and duplicity, these drolly macabre stories buzz with tension. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9780385533522

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 20,53
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

9.

Martin, Valerie
Edité par Nan A. Talese (2015)
ISBN 10 : 0385533527 ISBN 13 : 9780385533522
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Nan A. Talese, 2015. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0385533527

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 22,49
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

10.

Valerie Martin
Edité par Nan A. Talese
ISBN 10 : 0385533527 ISBN 13 : 9780385533522
Neuf(s) Couverture rigide Quantité : 2
Vendeur
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Royaume-Uni)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Nan A. Talese. Hardback. État : new. BRAND NEW, Sea Lovers: Selected Stories, Valerie Martin. N° de réf. du libraire B9780385533522

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 15,92
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 6,85
De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

autres exemplaires de ce livre sont disponibles

Afficher tous les résultats pour ce livre