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With an introduction by Peter Carey I suppose it is crazy. I don't know. I don't even care. But that girl needs somebody . . . And you old solitary bastards need somebody too. Somebody or something besides an old red cow to care about and worry over. Set in Kent Haruf's fictional landscape of Holt County, Colorado, Plainsong is a story of simple lives told with extraordinary empathy. Tom Guthrie is struggling to bring up his two young sons alone and, in the same town, school girl Victoria Roubideaux is pregnant and homeless. Whilst Tom's boys find their way forward without their mother, brothers Harold and Raymond McPheron - gentle, solitary, gruff and unpolished - agree to take Victoria in, unaware that their lives will change forever. A novel of haunting beauty from one of America's greatest writers of our time, Plainsong is an undeniable classic that explores the grace and hope of every human life and mankind's infinity capacity for love.


Kent Haruf, geb. 1943, wuchs in Colorado auf. Er besuchte den berühmten Iowa Writers Workshop und war dann als Lehrer tätig. Mit seinem Roman 'Flüchtiges Glück' gelang ihm in Amerika der ganz große Durchbruch: Das Buch war nominiert für den 'National Book Award', stand wochenlang auf den Bestsellerlisten und wurde bisher über 600.000 mal verkauft. Kent Haruf lebte Frau in Murphysboro, Illinois, und unterrichtete Literatur an der Southern Illinois University.


Kent Haruf's prose murmurs a haunting melody through the intertwined lives of a Colorado community. It is a simple tale of life, death, love and hatred The Times
EAN: 9781447289517
ISBN: 144728951X
Untertitel: With an introduction by Peter Carey. 'Picador Classics'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Pan Macmillan
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2015
Seitenanzahl: xi
Format: kartoniert
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