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New Wilderness: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 (editie cartonata)

New Wilderness: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 (editie cartonata)
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New Wilderness: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 (editie cartonata)
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  • ISBN: 9781786078216
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'THE ENVIRONMENTAL NOVEL OF OUR TIMES.' Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize judge

From an acclaimed Guardian First Book Award finalist comes a debut novel 'brutal and beautiful in equal measure' (Emily St. John Mandel)

Bea's five-year-old daughter, Agnes, is slowly wasting away. The smog and pollution of the overdeveloped, overpopulated metropolis they call home is ravaging her lungs. Bea knows she cannot stay in the City, but there is only one alternative: The Wilderness State. Mankind has never been allowed to venture into this vast expanse of untamed land. Until now.

Bea and Agnes join eighteen other volunteers who agree to take part in a radical experiment. They must slowly learn how to live in the unpredictable, often dangerous Wilderness, leaving no trace on their surroundings in their quest to survive. But as Agnes embraces this new existence, Bea realises that saving her daughter's life might mean losing her in ways she hadn't foreseen.

At once a blazing lament of our contempt for nature and a deeply humane portrayal of motherhood, The New Wilderness is an extraordinary, urgent novel from a celebrated new literary voice.

'The New Wilderness is a many-layered dystopian fiction set in the not too distant future. It's the environmental novel of our times. We were impressed by the novel taking on the greatest story of our times – climate change – and yet it's a novel that focuses through relationships.' (Lemn Sissay, Booker Prize judge)

'The New Wilderness is a virtuosic debut, brutal and beautiful in equal measure.' (Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel)

'Soulful, urgent... Cook is adept at matter-of-factly deploying unadorned detail to deadpanning, gut-plummeting effect... Supremely well-crafted... So much else is broached in these vivid, timely pages: tribalism, courage, consumption, storytelling itself – an art that Cook spirits back to its spark-enlivened, campfire origins. What lingers, though, beyond the awesome power of Bea and Agnes as heroines, is pure wonderment at all in this world of ours that is not human.' (Observer)

'Wonderfully imagined and written, this is a tense future-shock novel that's also a tender exploration of a mother-daughter relationship under extreme pressure...An urgent novel reflective of what is happening in society right now.' (Booker Prize judges)

'The New Wilderness is Diane Cook's debut novel that brings to life a wildly imaginative and terrifying dystopian story of a mother's battle to save her daughter from a world ravaged by climate change. Touching on humanity and our contempt for nature, this is a timely and compelling novel.' (Independent)

'This Booker-longlisted novel's driving questions – who will live and who will die? And which kind of leadership will triumph along the way? – remind us, in a compelling fashion, why we read at all: to learn how better to survive.' (New Statesman)

'The unease between mother and daughter as they navigate disparate understandings of self, belonging, society and each other is the beating heart of the novel... Cook takes command of a fast-paced, thrilling story to ask stomach-turning questions in a moment when it would benefit every soul to have their stomach turned by the prospect of the future she envisions.' (Téa Obreht, Guardian)

'A visceral, elemental performance... Dense with believable detail.' (The Sunday Times)

'Riveting... Bleakly compelling, and leavened by wry, sparkling humour that Cook combines seamlessly with existential dread.' (Daily Telegraph)

'This gut-wrenching story of survival, danger, power, control and, most importantly, love is one you won’t want to put down.' (CNN)
Autor COOK, Diane
An apariţie 2020
Editura Oneworld
Nr pagini 416
Dimensiuni 22.5 x 14.6 cm
Format Hardback
Cuvinte cheie: diane cook