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Man v. Nature (Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2015)

Man v. Nature (Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2015)
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Man v. Nature (Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2015)
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  • ISBN: 9781780748153
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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2015*
SHORTLISTED FOR THE LA TIMES BOOKS PRIZE 2015
A SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE NOTABLE BOOK OF 2014
A BOSTON GLOBE BEST FICTION OF 2014
ROXANE GAY’S TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2014
AN AMAZON BEST SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF 2014
AN iBOOK BEST OF 2014


Perfectly pitched and gorgeously penned, this astonishingly bold collection of stories explores the boundary between the wild and the civilized. Pitting human beings against the extremes of nature, Diane Cook surgically peels back the layers of civilization to lay bare our vulnerabilities and the ease with which our darker, primal urges emerge.

These exhilarating and terrifying talies are set in worlds that are distorted versions of our own, where an alpha male is pursued through city streets by murderous rivals, a marooned woman defends her house against the rising flood and hordes of desperate refugees, and a pack of not-needed boys take refuge in a murky forest and compete against one another for food. Wry, transgressive and utterly unique, Cook’s wildly inventive debut collection illuminates, with surreal humour and heart­break, humankind’s struggle not only to thrive, but survive.


'Sharply written and imaginative...Cook is an accomplished writer with a darkly comic touch...As with the short fiction of Stephen King and Miranda July, many of the bizarre tales in Man V. Nature would make for excellent viewing...brilliant...echoes of Margaret Atwood'.(Irish Times)

'These are grimly funny stories; dark but dizzyingly alive.'(Sunday Express)

'Makes for compulsive reading...these tales dizzy and trick...chilling and darkly comic'.(New Statesman)

'A deeply original collection...deliciously unsettling...downright chilling...uncomfortably resonant.' (Independent)

'Exhilarating… quirky, often edged with menace… understated dystopia… Cook’s is a fresh and vivid voice; it’s unsurprising the likes of Miranda July and Roxane Gay are fans’.(Observer)

'Cook's stories gleefully tip a familiar-seeming world into something dark, dangerous and funny'. (Psychologies)

‘A knockout ... every single story could make a great movie.’(New York Times Book Review, Miranda July)

‘As close to experiencing a Picasso as literature can get.’ (Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger's Wife)

‘Quirkiness abounds, with several fairy-tale tropes thrown in for good measure ... Some stories jump off the page ... all are oddly charming.’ (Publishers Weekly)

‘Astonishing.’(Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist)
Detalii
Autor COOK, Diane
An apariţie 2015
Editura Oneworld
Nr pagini 272
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: cook diane