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Little Eyes: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020

Little Eyes: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020
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Little Eyes: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020
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  • ISBN: 9781786078612
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A visionary novel about our interconnected world, about the collision of horror and humanity, from the Man Booker-shortlisted master of the spine-tingling tale

'She has a gift for fiction that is pure, original, revelatory.' El País

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020

They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of Sierra Leone, town squares of Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Indiana.

They're not pets, nor ghosts, nor robots. They're real people, but how can a person living in Berlin walk freely through the living room of someone in Sydney? How can someone in Bangkok have breakfast with your children in Buenos Aires, without you knowing? Especially when these people are completely anonymous, unknown, untraceable.

The characters in Samanta Schweblin's wildly imaginative new novel, Little Eyes, reveal the beauty of connection between far-flung souls – but they also expose the ugly truth of our increasingly linked world. Trusting strangers can lead to unexpected love, playful encounters and marvellous adventures, but what if it can also pave the way for unimaginable terror? Schweblin has created a dark and complex world that is both familiar but also strangely unsettling, because it's our present and we're living it – we just don't know it yet.

'Ingenious... An artful exploration of solitude and empathy in a globalised world… In a nimble, fast-moving narrative, what’s most impressive is the way she foregrounds her characters’ inner hopes and fears.'

(Guardian)

'Disturbing... Schweblin enjoys hovering just above the normal. Inspired by Samuel Beckett, she is interested in exposing absurdities.'

(Financial Times)

‘Little Eyes makes for masterfully uneasy reading; it’s a book that burrows under your skin.’

(Telegraph)

'I cannot remember a book so efficient in establishing character and propelling narrative; there’s material for a hundred novels in these deft, rich 242 pages... The writing, ably translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell, is superb, fully living up to the promise of Schweblin's stunning previous novel, Fever Dream... A slim volume as expansive and ambitious as an epic.'

(New York Times)

'A timely meditation on humanity and technology.'

(Harper's Bazaar)

'Little Eyes provides us with a powerful examination of the underlining disparities that persist. It is a fable for a society in which we are all made to feel simultaneously exposed and anonymous, connected and alone.'

(Times Literary Supplement)

‘Little Eyes acts as a clear warning that every digital decision we make has consequences... It does feel alarmingly real.’

(i)

'This dazzling inquiry into loneliness and connection...has been given added resonance by the atomisation of lockdown.'

(Guardian, '50 Brilliant Books to Transport You This Summer')

'A dark story, beautifully translated by Megan McDowell, it leaves the reader in a world from which there is no escape, as it questions our growing complicity in social media and neocapitalist technologies.'

(Morning Star)

'Creepy as hell.'

(Weekend Sport)
Detalii
Autor SCHWEBLIN, Samanta
An apariţie 2021
Editura Oneworld Publications
Nr pagini 256
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: samanta schweblin