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Sight (Shortlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2018)

Sight (Shortlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2018)
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Sight (Shortlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2018)
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  • ISBN: 9781473652392
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2019

A stunning debut' GuardianIn

Jessie Greengrass' superb debut novel, our unnamed narrator recounts her progress to motherhood, while remembering the death of her own mother ten years before, and the childhood summers she spent with her psychoanalyst grandmother.


Woven among these personal recollections are significant events in medical history: Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of the X-ray; Sigmund Freud's development of psychoanalysis and the work that he did with his daughter, Anna; and the origins of modern surgery and the anatomy of pregnant bodies.

Sight is a novel about being a parent and a child: what it is like to bring a person in to the world, and what it is to let one go. Exquisitely written and fiercely intelligent, it is an incisive exploration of how we see others, and how we might know ourselves.


A stunning debut (Guardian)

Precise and moving . . . The pages on the mother's decline are a masterclass in wrenching, pitiless truth . . . the potted stories of Röntgen, Freud and Hunter form a fluid, richly associative historic narrative of investigation into the body and the mind, about seeking constantly to expand the borders of what we can see (Daily Telegraph ****)

An exceptionally accomplished debut (Observer)

The poise, intelligence and serious intent of Sight will be lauded, and rightly so. I would not be surprised to see it on heavyweight prize lists (Sunday Times)

Exceptional . . . The prose is unsentimental, measured, breathtaking in its elegance . . . remarkably moving (The Spectator)

This is a first novel - an original one by a writer who clearly has considerable gifts and a serious, nuanced approach to individual psychology and intellectual history (Financial Times)

Greengrass's fiercely cerebral despatch from one of life's most extraordinary rites of passage impresses linguistically, intellectually and emotionally (Mail on Sunday)

A slight and wondrous tale (New Statesman)

A slow burning, beautifully written debut . . . accomplished and melancholic (Irish Times)

Remarkable and affecting (Literary Review)
Detalii
Autor GREENGRASS, Jessie
An apariţie 2019
Editura John Murray
Nr pagini 208
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: greengrass jessie