The great wide open

Douglas Kennedy (Auteur principal)

Livre | Format : Livre | Editeur : RANDOM HOUSE UK | Date de parution : 16/01/2019

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Kennedy possesses a Hitchcockian approach to this narrative hub; tension and twists are administered in equal measure . . . The ordinary becomes, through his careful plotting, extraordinary. - Independent on Sunday All families are secret societies. Realms of intrigue and internal warfare, governed by their own rules . . .Its 1980s New York. Heady, excessive times. Alice Burns - a young book editor - is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life. The observations resonates, perhaps because she has just watched her own family implode.As she reads she wonders: When did the sadness start? And could it be that unhappiness is a choice?Thus begins a great American epic which follows Alice as she navigates high school bullying, first love and sexism at an elite college, a spell in 1970's Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the US embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan. But it is also the tale of her endlessly complex parents and brothers; how their destinies are written by the lies they tell themselves and others.The Great Wide Open is an immensely ambitious and compulsive saga; a novel which will speak volumes to anyone who has marvelled at that pain that can only be caused by family itself.In his fast-paced, engrossing novels Douglas Kennedy always has his brilliant finger on the entertaining parts of human sorrow, fury, and narrow escapes. - Lorrie Moore Kennedy's skill is to send you racing down the slope of sheer story. - Esquire


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EAN 9780091953737
ISBN 0091953731
Contributeurs Douglas Kennedy (Auteur principal)
Format Livre
Support Non
Nombre de pages 584
Poids 0.975 kg
Impression à la demande Non
Catégories Livres, Romans, Romans et Littérature


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