The Emperor's Children

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August 2015



With an introduction by Neel Mukherjee. In Manhattan, just after the century's turn, three thirty-year-old friends, Danielle, Marina and Julius, are seeking their fortunes. But the arrival of Marina's young cousin Bootie - fresh from the provinces and keen, too, to make his mark - forces them to confront their own desires and expectations. The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud is an American classic: a sweeping portrait of one of the most fascinating cities in the world, and a haunting illustration of how the events of a single day can change everything, for ever.


Claire Messud wurde 1966 als Tochter einer Kanadierin und eines Algerienfranzosen in den USA geboren. Sie studierte in Yale und Cambridge und arbeitet als Journalistin. 'Und dazwischen das Meer' ist ihr zweites Buch.


In its scope, style and substance, The Emperor's Children is an attempt to return the novel to its golden age; it is engaged in a conversation with George Eliot, Henry James, Dostoevsky. Its psychological realism is perfect, its characters . . . thrillingly real, alive and utterly convincing in their subtleties of thought and the ticking of their minds. Messud's prose is a timely and intensely pleasurable reminder of the possibilities of the English language. To use the word clarity about her style - dense, chaste, luminously intelligent - is to return the word to its origins; this is style as illumination, shining a searching yet sympathetic light on the minds and inner worlds of her characters, and as a radiant mode of moral inquiry. The Times
EAN: 9781447289418
ISBN: 1447289412
Untertitel: 'Picador Classics'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Pan Macmillan
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2015
Seitenanzahl: 585 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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