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Titre : The Other Language
Éditeur : Pantheon
Date d'édition : 2014
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first printing). The first story collection by the author of RULES OF THE WILD, an acclaimed exploration of the power of change -- in relationships, in geographies and across cultures. Dust jacket blurbs by Jhumpa Lahiri, Gary Shteyngart, Julia Glass and Tom Rachman. Fine/Fine. Signed and dated 18/04/2014 NYC by Marciano on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 16550
Synopsis : The acclaimed author of Rules of the Wild gives us a lively, poignant, brilliantly observed new collection of stories: explorations of the power of change?in relationships, geographies, and across cultures?to reveal unexpected aspects of ourselves.
Here is the most evocative and immediate work yet from a writer hailed by The New York Times as ?a natural-born storyteller??and adored by readers for her global sensibility, humor, and narrative flair. Taking us to Venice during film festival season, a sun-drenched Greek village at the height of summer holidays, and a classical dance community in southern India, these stories sparkle with insight, pitch-perfect dialogue, and surprising twists. A woman celebrates professional success by impulsively buying a Chanel dress she can barely afford. A teenage girl contends with her mother?s death while trying to impress a first love. A couple gives in to the urge to wander as they approach midlife. In all of these remarkable stories, characters take risks, confront fears, and step outside their boundaries into new passions and destinies. Enlivened by Marciano?s vivid and clear eye on love and betrayal, politics and travel, and the awakenings of childhood, The Other Language is a tour de force that illuminates both the joys and ironies of self-reinvention.
Hailed by The New York Times as ?a natural-born storyteller,? the acclaimed author of Rules of the Wild gives us nine incandescently smart stories, funny, elegant, and poignant by turns, that explore the power of change?in relationships, in geographies, and across cultures?to reveal unexpected aspects of ourselves.
Taking us to Venice during film festival season, where a woman buys a Chanel dress she can barely afford; to a sun-drenched Greek village at the height of the summer holidays, where a teenager encounters the shocks of first love; and to a classical dance community in southern India, where a couple gives in to the urge to wander, these remarkable tales bring to life characters stepping outside their boundaries into new passions and destinies. Enlivened by Francesca Marciano?s wit, clear eye, and stunning evocations of people and places, The Other Language is an enthralling tour de force rich with many pleasures.
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