Nicola Barker Behindlings

ISBN 13: 9780007135264

Behindlings

3,36 valoración promedio
( 236 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780007135264: Behindlings

A brilliantly funny novel from one of our most unconventional literary talents, Nicola Barker.Some people follow the stars. Some people follow the soaps. Some people follow rare birds, or obscure bands, or the form, or the football.Wesley prefers not to follow. He thinks that to follow anything too assiduously is a sign of weakness. Wesley is a prankster, a maverick, a charismatic manipulator, an accidental murderer who longs to live his life anonymously. But he can't. It is his awful destiny to be hotly pursued - secretly stalked, obsessively hunted - by a disparate group of oddballs he calls The Behindlings. Their motivations? Love, boredom, hatred, revenge.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

Behindlings, the fifth novel from Nicola Barker, is a welcome return, both in mood and in geography, to the gothic terrain of her Impac Prize winner Wide Open. Set in parochial Canvey Island, Essex, this book is inventive, funny, unnerving, and often magnificently strange.

Barker's Canvey (once dubbed "Candy Island" by Daniel Defoe) is, with its Wimpy Bar, dreary pubs, and long-cherished grudges, rumours, and secrets, a quintessentially English small town. Its emotionally damaged population is augmented by the "Behindlings" of the title, a gaggle of oddballs who follow, or more precisely obsessively stalk, the novel's enigmatic central character, Wesley. The architect of a chocolate company-funded treasure hunt, author of a pseudo-Nietzschean walking guide and the man behind the daring theft of an antique pond, he is a rather malevolent Pied Piper. Part Alvin Toffler-quoting, peripatetic environmental visionary, part immoral (and maybe downright evil) fraudster, he's also notorious for feeding the fingers on his right hand to an eagle owl "in an act of penance" for accidentally killing his brother.

Barker has always had a penchant for the surreal, and occasionally here both plot and characterization can get swamped in flights of absurdist imagination. She is perhaps too fond of the elaborate simile. The clackety, clackety of the "like" and "as" of her prose style is, from time to time, a little exasperating. Despite this, her narrative is so alluringly, so charmingly odd, bristling with puzzles and etymological games and full of wonderfully, devilishly comic touches, that it's easy to ignore its minor flaws. --Travis Elborough, Amazon.co.uk

About the Author:

Nicola Barker was born in Ely in 1966 and spent part of her childhood in South Africa. She lives and works in east London. She was the winner of the David Higham Prize for Fiction and joint winner of the Macmillan Silver Pen Award for Love Your Enemies, her first collection of stories (1993). Her first novel Reversed Forecast was published in 1994 and a short novel Small Holdings followed in 1995. A second collection of short stories Heading Inland, for which Nicola received an Arts Council Writers' Award, and received the 1997 John Llewellyn Rhys/Mail on Sunday Prize. Her story `Symbiosis' was filmed and broadcast on BBC2; another story, `Dual Balls', was commissioned for broadcast on Channel 4 and shortlisted for a BAFTA Award. Her third novel Wide Open was published in 1998, and won the English-speaking world's biggest literary award for a single work, the IMPAC Prize. In 2000 she published another short novel, Five Miles from Outer Hope. Her fifth novel, Behindlings, was published in 2002 and the following novel, Clear, was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2004. Darkmans, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2007, the 2008 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Award and won the Hawthornden Prize for 2008. Most recently, Barker's work THE YIPS has been longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2012. She was named as one of the 20 Best Young British Novelists by Granta in 2005. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Nicola Barker
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007135262 ISBN 13: 9780007135264
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A brilliantly funny novel from one of our most unconventional literary talents, Nicola Barker.Some people follow the stars. Some people follow the soaps. Some people follow rare birds, or obscure bands, or the form, or the football.Wesley prefers not to follow. He thinks that to follow anything too assiduously is a sign of weakness. Wesley is a prankster, a maverick, a charismatic manipulator, an accidental murderer who longs to live his life anonymously. But he can t. It is his awful destiny to be hotly pursued - secretly stalked, obsessively hunted - by a disparate group of oddballs he calls The Behindlings. Their motivations? Love, boredom, hatred, revenge. Nº de ref. de la librería AA89780007135264

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,05
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Barker, Nicola
ISBN 10: 0007135262 ISBN 13: 9780007135264
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1EYDQW003LBJ

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,59
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,96
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Nicola Barker
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007135262 ISBN 13: 9780007135264
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A brilliantly funny novel from one of our most unconventional literary talents, Nicola Barker.Some people follow the stars. Some people follow the soaps. Some people follow rare birds, or obscure bands, or the form, or the football.Wesley prefers not to follow. He thinks that to follow anything too assiduously is a sign of weakness. Wesley is a prankster, a maverick, a charismatic manipulator, an accidental murderer who longs to live his life anonymously. But he can t. It is his awful destiny to be hotly pursued - secretly stalked, obsessively hunted - by a disparate group of oddballs he calls The Behindlings. Their motivations? Love, boredom, hatred, revenge. Nº de ref. de la librería AA89780007135264

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,64
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Nicola Barker
Editorial: Fourth Estate 2011-10-27 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007135262 ISBN 13: 9780007135264
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Fourth Estate 2011-10-27, 2011. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-HCL-00014029

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,92
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,35
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Nicola Barker
Editorial: Fourth Estate
ISBN 10: 0007135262 ISBN 13: 9780007135264
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 16
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Fourth Estate. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780007135264

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,73
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,78
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Barker, Nicola
Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007135262 ISBN 13: 9780007135264
Nuevos Cantidad: 12
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HarperCollins Publishers, 2003. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería FC-9780007135264

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 6,48
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,09
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Nicola Barker
Editorial: Fourth Estate Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007135262 ISBN 13: 9780007135264
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Fourth Estate Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0007135262

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,25
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Nicola Barker
Editorial: Flamingo (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007135262 ISBN 13: 9780007135264
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Flamingo, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. new ed edition. 544 pages. 7.64x5.04x1.26 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería __0007135262

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,49
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,72
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

NICOLA BARKER
Editorial: HARPER COLLINS (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007135262 ISBN 13: 9780007135264
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción HARPER COLLINS, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: NEW. 9780007135264 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Nº de ref. de la librería HTANDREE0995069

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 8,97
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Barker, Nicola
Editorial: Fourth Estate Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0007135262 ISBN 13: 9780007135264
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Fourth Estate Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110007135262

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 35,71
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío