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Editorial: Bloomsbury, London
Año de publicación: 2007
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: As New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New
Edición: First Edition.
This is a true UK first edition / first printing, with the complete numberline 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the copyright page. A pristine, unread copy of this stunning novel about a single father, and the breakdown of his family, following a violent incident that takes place in their home. By the Booker Prize-winning author of 'The English Patient'. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. N° de ref. de la librería 001264
Sinopsis: It is the 1970s in Northern California. A farmer and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work the land with the help of Coop, the enigmatic young man who lives with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until they are riven by an incident of violence - of both hand and heart - that 'sets fire to the rest of their lives'. Anna will come to rest in the calming landscape of south-central France. There, she delves into the story of a writer who, decades earlier, lived in the isolated house she now occupies - a story that circles around the 'raw truth' of her own life, the one she's left behind but can never truly leave. And while Anna's story lies at the heart of the novel, the narrative sweeps across the terrain of the lives of Coop and Claire as well, each of them managing to find some foothold in a present rough-hewn from the past. This is a story of possession and loss, about the often discordant demands of family, love, and memory. Written in the sensuous prose for which Michael Ondaatje's fiction is celebrated, Divisadero is the work of a master story-teller.
"Divisadero is powered by narrative force and contains finely
chiseled characters. [It] is also a book profuse with poetic imagery,
profound themes and the delicate architecture of open verse . . . Stunning
bits of lyrical observation turn up on almost every page . . .
-- John Barron, Chicago Sun-Times
"Hauntingly beautiful . . . What an unusual, and unusually rich,
experience it is to read Divisadero, the new novel by Michael Ondaatje . .
. Ondaatje expertly shift[s] into different voices and tenses, disrupting
the conventional chronology with the easy grace that has become his
hallmark . . . There are countless examples of perfect phrasing in
Divisadero, and those who spend time within its pages will discover even
more proof--not that they needed it--of Michael Ondaatje's peerlessness as
a storyteller and poet. -- Jeff Turrentine, Washington Post Book World
"Magnificent . . . Ondaatje pulls off the plotlines masterfully .
. . He introduces memorable characters [and] scenes of majestic texture and
captivating imagery . . . From its first to last telling sentence, this
aesthetic tale, poetic with human detail, is a rare and precious
pleasure." -- Don Oldenburg, USA Today
"One can consider Divisadero a novelistic evocation of Buddhist
ideas . . . In ways too myriad to enumerate, the luminous last hundred
pages complement and refract what came before." -- Art Winslow, Chicago Tribune
'Hauntingly beautiful . . . What an unusual, and unusually rich,
experience it is to read Divisadero' -- Washington Post Book World
'Magnificent...Ondaatje pulls off the plotlines masterfully...this
aesthetic tale, poetic with human detail, is a rare and precious pleasure' -- USA Today
'Savouring Ondaatje's subtle expertise in word cuisine is an
indelible pleasure ... Divisadero accomplishes an intimacy that is
extraordinary, nakedly beautiful'
-- The Globe and Mail
'visually unforgettable, stylistically inimitable, utterly devoted
to the rise and fall of the human heart' -- Vancouver Sun
`It turns on two intricately related plots that give the novel an
elegant hourglass shape ... erotic, powerful and resonant' -- Winnipeg Free Press
profuse with poetic imagery, profound themes and the delicate
architecture of open verse . . . Stunning bits of lyrical observation . .
-- Chicago Sun TImes
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