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  • ISBN: 9781783784769
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020

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

'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'

Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practise her other calling: as an unofficial shrink. For years, she has supported her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but then her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. Sylvia has become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right wingers worried about the decline of western civilization.

As she dives into this polarized world, she begins to wonder what it means to keep tending your own garden once you've seen the flames beyond its walls. When her brother becomes a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is forced to acknowledge the limits of what she can do. But if she can't save others, then what, or who, might save her? And all the while the voices of the city keep floating in--funny, disturbing, and increasingly mad.



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

'The end times don't deserve such exquisite literary investigation. I folded down every page until I realised there was no point, I would fold them all, I would read the book again the second I was finished. A gorgeous, funny, deadly serious and warmly revelatory mesh of perfect paragraphs' Max Porter

'No one writes about the intersection of love and existential despair like Jenny Offill' Jia Tolentino

'Jenny Offill writes beautiful sentences; she is also a deft curator of silences. It's this counterpoint of eloquence and felt absence that enables her to register the emotional and political weather of our present' Ben Lerner

'Jenny Offill conjures entire worlds with her steady, near-pointillist technique. One feels a whole heaving, breathing universe behind her every line. Dread, the sensation of sinking, lostness, and being cast away from any sense of safety infiltrates every interaction and private moment in this book, like the ashes from the burning world she describes' Sheila Heti

'There is no doubt that Jenny Offill is the writer for this particular historical moment. Weather is a tour de force of her considerable and startling gifts: the compressed and gorgeous sentences, the astounding comic timing, the profound and wise surprises. The miracle of this novel is how it looks at our contradictions and conditions with such bracing honesty and yet gives us a tender hopefulness toward these fraught humans. Offill makes us feel implicated but also loved' Dana Spiotta

'Novelists don't need to dream the end of the world anymore they need to wake up to it. Jenny Offill is one of today's few essential voices, because she writes about essential things, in sentences so clipped and glittering it's as if they are all cut from one diamond' Jonathan Dee

'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

'[Climate fiction] is a genre on the rise... Jenny Offill's Weather is surely the strangest, most charming entry yet into this emerging canon: a curious, dreamy book... delightful and unexpected' Evening Standard

'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

'Elegant, entertaining [and] zesty... Jam-packed with wise and wistful sentences that you will want to underline and quote to all your friends' Psychologies

'[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

'This short book is beautifully crafted and full of laughs' Sunday Business Post

Funny... Offill also rewards her narrator with a nice line in homespun wisdom about relationships' Financial Times

'Hypnotic, witty and wise' i paper

'Short, expertly crafted and so, so funny. Offill is such a surprising writer and this is an absolute joy' -- --Book of the Month, Bookseller
Detalii
Autor OFFILL, Jenny
An apariţie 2020
Editura Granta Books
Nr pagini 224
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Hardback
Cuvinte cheie: jenny offill