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Winner of the Orange Prize 2009

Hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled and delighted by the luminous, tender voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson´s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Now comes HOME, a deeply affecting novel that takes place in the same period and same Iowa town of Gilead. This is Jack´s story. Jack - prodigal son of the Boughton family, godson and namesake of John Ames, gone twenty years - has come home looking for refuge and to try to make peace with a past littered with trouble and pain. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job, Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton´s most beloved child. His sister Glory has also returned to Gilead, fleeing her own mistakes, to care for their dying father. Brilliant, loveable, wayward, Jack forges an intense new bond with Glory and engages painfully with his father and his father´s old friend John Ames.

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...a country of mystical sunsets, abandoned shacks, storms that could have come out of the book of Job, snowstorms that that can take your life within a few feet of your own front door, and wild rivers in which one can be baptized. I said Marilynne Robinson's prose was like clear, cold water and so it is - and sometimes it is about water too - you are never far from its cleansing, chilly power, or from the mysterious rush of the wind, sounding like the ocean in a region impossibly far from any sea. Peter Hitchens Mail Online
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Marilynne Robinson wurde 1943 in Sandpoint, Idaho, am See aus "Haus ohne Halt" geboren. Sie studierte in Rhode Island Englische Literatur, promovierte in Washington und lehrte als Writer-in-Residence und Gastprofessorin an zahlreichen Universitäten. Heute unterrichtet sie am Writer's Workshop in Iowa.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 352
Erscheinungsdatum 01.09.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-84408-550-7
Reihe Virago Press
Verlag Little Brown & Co Inc
Maße (L/B/H) 196/129/24 mm
Gewicht 268
Verkaufsrang 6.992
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