This Magnificent Desolation
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BeschreibungA heart-breaking, staggering, soaring novel about war, music, loneliness and the redemptive power of the imagination
PortraitThomas O'Malley is the author of the novel In the Province of Saints, selected as one of the best books of 2005 by Booklist and the New York Public Library. He earned his MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and teaches at Dartmouth College. Raised in Ireland and England, O'Malley currently lives in the Boston area. This Magnificent Desolation has been shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award.
PressestimmenA beautiful, floating novel. Thomas O'Malley writes with grace and style and bravery. There is not an ounce of cynicism here. While most of us remain earthbound, O'Malley allows us to believe that we can, at various times, go to an imaginative elsewhere. Even the desolation can have its own magnificence. O'Malley is a great talent, reminiscent of another fine Irish writer, Sebastian Barry Colum McCann Beautifully structured... powerful ... This Magnificent Desolation is moving and deeply affecting fiction which calls for engaged, even obsessive reading. It is a work of great artistic merit Irish Observer America, as the New World, has perhaps always been where the lost seek redemption and the desolate closely harbour their dreams, and this is marvellously evoked ... A sensitive depiction of haunted and scarred characters and O'Malley's lyrical but spare prose invokes the numinous in the characters' commonplace struggles as they strive to reconcile a blasted past and a frequently ashen present ***** Lady
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2013
Seitenanzahl: 416 Seiten