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Ask Again, Yes

Taschenbuch von Mary Beth Keane

90417284

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Artikel-Nr.:
90417284
Im Sortiment seit:
17.05.2019
Erscheinungsdatum:
28.05.2019
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Keane, Mary Beth
Verlag:
Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Imprint:
Michael Joseph
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Belletristik
Romane, Erzählungen
Seiten:
390
Herkunft:
GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB)
Gewicht:
489 gr
Beschreibung
'Powerful and moving . . . Mary Beth Keane is a writer of extraordinary depth, feeling and wit. Readers will love this book, as I did' Meg Wolitzer, bestselling author of The Female Persuasion
_____________ A gripping and compassionate family drama set between neighbours in suburban New York Gillam, upstate New York: a town of ordinary, big-lawned suburban houses. The Gleesons have recently moved there and soon welcome the Stanhopes as their new neighbours. Lonely Lena Gleeson wants a friend but Anne Stanhope - cold, elegant, unstable - wants to be left alone. It's left to their children - Lena's youngest, Kate, and Anne's only child, Peter - to find their way to one another. To form a friendship whose resilience and love will be almost broken by the fault line dividing both families, and by the terrible tragedy that will engulf them all. A tragedy whose true origins only become clear many years later . . . A story of love and redemption, faith and forgiveness, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood - villains lose their menace, and those who appeared innocent seem less so. A story of how, if we're lucky, the violence lurking beneath everyday life can be vanquished by the power of love.
_____________ 'Keane takes on one of the most difficult problems in fiction - how to write about human decency . . . a compelling case for compassion over blame, understanding over grudge, and the resilience of hearts that can accept the contradictions of love' Louise Erdrich, National Book Award winning author of The Round House 'Leaves one shaking one's head in frank admiration. A triumph' Matthew Thomas, bestselling author of We Are Not Ourselves
Information zum Autor
Mary Beth Keane attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia, where she received an MFA. In 2011, she was named one of the National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35,' and in 2015 she was awarded a John S. Guggenheim fellowship for fiction writing. She currently lives in Pearl River, New York, with her husband and their two sons. She is the author of The Walking People, Fever, and Ask Again, Yes.