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Weather: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020

Weather: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020
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Weather: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020
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  • ISBN: 9781783784776
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG FICTION READERS AWARD

A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE GUARDIAN, STYLIST, THE NEW STATESMAN, THE TELEGRAPH AND THE OBSERVER

An obligatory note of hope, in a world going to hell

'What are you afraid of, he asks me and the answer of course is dentistry, humiliation, scarcity, then he says what are your most useful skills? People think I'm funny'

L

izzie Benson, a part-time librarian, is already overwhelmed with the crises of daily life when an old mentor offers her a job answering mail from the listeners of her apocalyptic podcast, Hell and High Water. Soon questions begin pouring in from left-wingers worried about climate change and right-wingers worried about the decline of Western civilization. Entering this polarized world, Lizzie is forced to consider who she is and what she can do to help: as a mother, as a wife, as a sister, and as a citizen of this doomed planet.

'Gorgeous, funny and deadly serious' - Max Porter

'A barometer of how it feels to live now' - the Sunday Times

'This is so good. We are not ready nor worthy' - Ocean Vuong

Best Books of 2020, Guardian

Best Books of 2020, Observer

Best Books of 2020, Telegraph

Best Books of 2020, Stylist



Best Books of 2020, New Statesman

'Like her brilliant 2014 bestseller Dept. of Speculation, this is a fragmented wander through an anxious, funny mind, with odd connections arriving in overheard anecdotes. It's great' Eva Wiseman, Observer magazine

'Jenny Offill is a wild and ambitious writer who can also make you laugh out loud on your commute... It's exactly what we need to read right now' Stylist

'Exhilaratingly, Offill always takes you with her as she jumps, and when you look back at the intricate landscape behind you, there's a dazzling network of connections... A powerful simulation of the current political atmosphere' Sunday Times

'Weather achieves a rare triumph it's an uncannily realistic portrait of what it's like to be alive right now... Five stars' Telegraph

'If you've not yet discovered Offill's sublime blend of hilarity, warmth and existential despair, there's no better place to start than her new novel' Mail on Sunday

'Jenny Offill is a master of the right kind of detail... There's something faintly miraculous about how Offill gets us from there to here; baby steps from instagrammable anecdotes to a weightiness you can feel in your stomach' The Times

'We hold in our hands a truly remarkable novel, perhaps the most powerful portrait of Trump's America yet' -- --Observer

'Smart, topical and very funny: read it and you won t feel so alone' Monocle

'In Weather, Jenny Offill distills all our contemporary fears into one brilliant, funny and terrifying novel. Convinced that Doomsday is coming, protagonist Lizzie begins to overthink and obsess over preparing for the end. The apocalypse has never been this enjoyable' i-D magazine

'[Weather] is glorious. [Jenny Offill is] such a fine, funny writer, her observations shot through with luminous intelligence and emotional insight' Alex Preston, Observer Book Clinic

'Terrific, immersive writing' Big Issue

Superb... a treasure trove of oddities... Five stars' Independent

'Brimming with heart-catching lines' -- --New Statesman
Detalii
Autor OFFILL, Jenny
An apariţie 2021
Editura Granta Books
Nr pagini 224
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: jenny offill