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In Our Mad and Furious City (Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018)

In Our Mad and Furious City (Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018)
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In Our Mad and Furious City (Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018)
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  • ISBN: 9781472250216
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*LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE, THE JHALAK PRIZE AND THE DYLAN THOMAS*
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE AND THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018*
'I was gripped... remarkable' Robert Macfarlane, Guardian Books of the Year
'A novel that doesn't flinch, and demands change right now' Ali Smith
'A novel so of this moment that you don't even realize you've waited your whole life for it' Marlon James


For Selvon, Ardan and Yusuf, growing up under the towers of Stones Estate, summer means what it does anywhere: football, music and freedom. But now, after the killing of a British soldier, riots are spreading across the city, and nowhere is safe.

While the fury swirls around them, Selvon and Ardan remain focused on their own obsessions, girls and grime. Their friend Yusuf is caught up in a different tide, a wave of radicalism surging through his local mosque, threatening to carry his troubled brother, Irfan, with it.


Guy Gunaratne throws words against the wall and makes us watch them bounce. You feel the heat, reel from the sound, and bump to the unstoppable pulse. A novel so of this moment that you don't even realize you've waited your whole life for it. (Marlon James, author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS)

Gunaratne has a gift for inhabiting the lives of his characters, and has used that gift here to give life to Londoners who are not often seen in contemporary fiction... a very fine novel (Jon McGregor New York Times)

Utterly alive. Joyous in its language (James Wood New Yorker)

A beautiful, fierce storm of a book, full of courage and hope (Jackie Morris, author of The Lost Words)

What a voice. What an ear for language. No mean feat to capture the street, the nuance of black experience, the architecture of so many different lives. It's a brave and original piece of work (Kit de Waal, author of THE TRICK TO TIME)

A riotous hymn to urban life... passionate, compelling (Guardian)

This is cracking. Original, honest voices and a vivid portrayal of a London rarely seen in literature (Paula Hawkins)

A vivid and affecting account of estate life, both blighted by frustration and elevated by dreams we can all recognise and share. Guy's characters are drawn with compassion and flair, and I was captivated by their humanity (Stephen Kelman, author of PIGEON ENGLISH)

A timely read, addressing the urgent questions of our divided society. We're sure Guy is set for big things (Metro)

Gritty, grotesque; graceful and beautiful. This is the London that we call home (J J Bola)
Detalii
Autor GUNARATNE, Guy
An apariţie 2019
Editura Tinder Press
Nr pagini 304
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: gunaratne guy