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The Wilderness SIGNED and DATED: Samantha Harvey

The Wilderness SIGNED and DATED

Samantha Harvey

Editorial: Jonathan Cape, UK, 2009
ISBN 10: 0224086073 / ISBN 13: 9780224086073
/ Condición: Fine / Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Título: The Wilderness SIGNED and DATED

Editorial: Jonathan Cape, UK

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: 1st.

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A Fine Unread copy in likewise Fine/Mint dustwrapper. The book has been SIGNED and DATED by the author to title page and is in Mint condition. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Shortlisted for the 2009 Orange prize. Synopsis: It's Jake's birthday. He is sitting in a small plane, being flown over the landscape that has been the backdrop to his life - his childhood, his marriage, his work, his passions. Now he is in his early sixties, and he isn't quite the man he used to be. He has lost his wife, his son is in prison, and he is about to lose his past. Jake has Alzheimer's. As the disease takes hold of him, Jake struggles to hold on to his personal story, to his memories and identity, but they become increasingly elusive and unreliable. What happened to his daughter? Is she alive, or long dead? And why exactly is his son in prison? What went so wrong in his life? There was a cherry tree once, and a yellow dress, but what exactly do they mean? As Jake, assisted by 'poor Eleanor', a childhood friend with whom for some unfathomable reason he seems to be sleeping, fights the inevitable dying of the light, the key events of his life keep changing as he tries to grasp them, and what until recently seemed solid fact is melting into surreal dreams or nightmarish imaginings. Is there anything he'll be able to salvage from the wreckage? Beauty, perhaps, the memory of love, or nothing at all? From the first sentence to the last, "The Wilderness" holds us in its grip. This is writing of extraordinary power and beauty. N° de ref. de la librería P247

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Sinopsis: It's Jake's birthday. He is sitting in a small plane, being flown over the landscape that has been the backdrop to his life - his childhood, his marriage, his work, his passions. Now he is in his early sixties, and he isn't quite the man he used to be. He has lost his wife, his son is in prison, and he is about to lose his past. Jake has Alzheimer's.

As the disease takes hold of him, Jake struggles to hold on to his personal story, to his memories and identity, but they become increasingly elusive and unreliable. What happened to his daughter? Is she alive, or long dead? And why exactly is his son in prison? What went so wrong in his life? There was a cherry tree once, and a yellow dress, but what exactly do they mean? As Jake, assisted by 'poor Eleanor', a childhood friend with whom for some unfathomable reason he seems to be sleeping, fights the inevitable dying of the light, the key events of his life keep changing as he tries to grasp them, and what until recently seemed solid fact is melting into surreal dreams or nightmarish imaginings. Is there anything he'll be able to salvage from the wreckage? Beauty, perhaps, the memory of love, or nothing at all?

From the first sentence to the last, The Wilderness holds us in its grip. This is writing of extraordinary power and beauty.

Críticas: `expansive and serene... clever, writerly.' -- Daily Mail

`this book touches a resounding chord of melancholy. The author Samantha Harvey, whose debut this is, is very talented' -- Evening Standard

"The book's account of the unravelling effect of Alzheimer's disease is so vivid' -- Harpers Bazaar

"This book touches a resounding chord of melancholy. The author, Samantha Harvey, whose debut this is, is very talented" -- The Scotsman

"A brave and intelligent crafting of narrative [...] a mesmerising work of patient compassion." -- The Independent, March 2009

"A stunning composition of human fragility and intensity." -- The Guardian, March 2009

`A deeply involving foray into the mind that reveals the essence of the man is still there fighting.' -- Good Housekeeping

`Mesmerising'
-- Marie Claire

`a forensic examination of loss and misunderstanding, a paean to the vital force of stories.'
-- Observer, Tom Webber

`easy read... beautiful prose...brilliantly written novel'
-- Sheerluxe

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