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At Night All Blood Is Black (WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021)

At Night All Blood Is Black (WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021)
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At Night All Blood Is Black (WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021)
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  • ISBN: 9781782277538
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WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021

A GUARDIAN and THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

'This slight book is an extraordinarily powerful exploration of what happens to the souls of men sent to kill and be killed' -- The Times, Historical Fiction Books of the Year

'Extraordinary... full of sadness, rage and beauty' Sarah Waters


Alfa and Mademba are two of the many Senegalese soldiers fighting in the Great War. Together they climb dutifully out of their trenches to attack France's German enemies whenever the whistle blows, until Mademba is wounded, and dies in a shell hole with his belly torn open.

Without his more-than-brother, Alfa is alone and lost amidst the savagery of the conflict. He devotes himself to the war, to violence and death, but soon begins to frighten even his own comrades in arms. How far will Alfa go to make amends to his dead friend?

At Night All Blood is Black is a hypnotic, heartbreaking rendering of a mind hurtling towards madness.


'So incantatory and visceral I don't think I'll ever forget it' -- Ali Smith, Guardian

'An extraordinary novel, full of sadness, rage and beauty' -- Sarah Waters

'More than a century after World War I, a great new African writer [has written] a spare yet extraordinary novel about this bloody stain on human history' -- Chigozie Obioma, New York Times Book Review

'A stunning book for our times: poetically gripping, it has lodged itself deeply into my consciousness' -- Philippe Sands, author of East West Street and The Ratline

'We agreed that its incantatory prose and dark brilliant vision had jangled our emotions and blown our minds, that it cast a spell on us' -- Lucy Hughes-Hallett, International Booker Prize jury

'An intense exploration of the dehumanising effect of war and colonialism. This slight book explodes with extraordinary force - readers will not forget it in a hurry' --The Times, Historical Fiction Book of the Month

'An unrelenting take on war, race, masculinity, and colonialism... Diop's short, sharp, and serrated novel is a visceral dramatization of how our humanity and inhumanity are forever intertwined' -- Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer

'This heartbreaking and poetic novel addresses a story woefully absent from French history books' -- Guardian

'A brilliant shifting tale... deserves the bouquets and trumpets' -- Observer

'A gripping, twisty account of industrial warfare, colonialism, violence, youth and friendship' -- Guardian

'Part folklore, part existential howl, and part prose poem, it is a heartbreaking account of pointless suffering... A searing, eye-opening tale of innocence destroyed' --Kirkus (starred review)
Detalii
Autor MOSCHOVAKIS , David
An apariţie 2021
Editura Pushkin Press
Nr pagini 160
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B