Eventide

Winner of the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

One of The Best Books of The Year: Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, The Plain Dealer, and Rocky Mountain News

Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live without Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they took in and who has now left their ranch to start college. A lonely young boy stoically cares for his grandfather while a disabled couple tries to protect their a violent relative. As these lives unfold and intersect, Eventide unveils the immemorial truths about human beings: their fragility and resilience, their selfishness and goodness, and their ability to find family in one another.
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"Possesses the haunting appeal of music, the folksy rhythms of an American ballad and the lovely, measured grace of an old hymn." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"A kind book in a cruel world. . . [with] honest impulses, real people and the occasional workings of grace." -Christopher Tilghman, The Washington Post

"An extraordinary vision. . . . Who in America can still write like this? Who else has such confidence and such humility?" -Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor

"Haruf's storytelling at its best." Jennifer Reese, Entertainment Weekly

"Stunning. . . . The dry, cold air of Colorado's high plains seems to intensify the light Kent Haruf shines on every character in his masterful novel. . . . A book of hope, hope as plain and hard-won as Haruf's keenly styled prose." -Mark Doty, O, The Oprah Magazine

"Writing in a style reminiscent of Hemingway, Haruf has a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue. . . . Eventide is a spare, delicate and beautiful book. Haruf has created another poignant meditation on the true meaning of family." -The Oregonian

"A clear distillation of the writer's craft, [Eventide is] a book that grabs you by the heart on the first page, refusing to release its grasp until the last." -The Denver Post

"Highly charged and compassionate. . . . Every action in Holt casts a long shadow, and the gist of Haruf's story is what happens when those shadows touch." -The New Yorker

"Haruf's storytelling at its best." -Entertainment Weekly

"Masterful. . . . A full and satisfying novel . . . [that] might be even more emotionally powerful than its predecessor. . . . [Haruf] rewards the reader's willingness to explore quotidian life with the occasional burst of heart-pounding drama, [and] one scene of romantic discovery, understated and painterly, is enough to weaken the knees of any cynic." -The Plain Dealer

"Haruf's laconic style-- with nouns as strong and upright as fenceposts, the verbs as clean and sharp as razor wire-- [creates] a richly symphonic effect. . . . In creating a place whose people are tethered to each other by history and emotion as much as place, Haruf's work is now competing with Faulkner's Mississippi, Sherwood Anderson's Midwest, and Wallace Stegner's northern California." -Chicago Sun-Times

"Like the lives he chronicles, Haruf's prose moves relentlessly forward, catching in his images the fierceness and sweetness of experience." -Minneapolis Star Tribune

"There's a decency that shines in the very accuracy with which [Haruf] describes the ordinary--the ordinary for Holt, that is, though it has become exotic to the rest of us. Scene after scene . . . flows by us as clear as spring water, proof that truth, like virtue, is its own reward." -Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Eventide is a brave and admirable book. . . . Once more, [Haruf] leaves us waiting for what he will do next, waiting for what will come." -The Kansas City Star

"Haruf is a master of evocative description, [and his] lyrical style, which has been compared to that of Hemingway and Chekhov . . . quickly infects the reader with its own peculiar rhythms. . . . Most important, there is Haruf's spirit, which suggests that people unrelated by blood can and must form families, that a simple act of goodwill can occur even when it seems impossible." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Hoyt is a villain of Dickensian proportion, and the novel lights up with smart-alecky viciousness every time he steps onto the page." -San Francisco Chronicle

"Eventide is a lovely novel, all the more for its uncompromising realism, its eschewing of the magical palliative of happy endings, its recognition that decency carries its own unique rewards." -The Baltimore Sun

"The writer's heartfelt attention to his characters' wants and needs, especially their troubled inner lives, merits a close look from anyone who reads books to gain insight into that incalculable blend of tragedy and grace that inevitably marks every human lif
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Kent Haruf, geb. 1943, wuchs in Colorado auf. Er besuchte den berühmten Iowa Writers Workshop und war dann als Lehrer tätig. Mit seinem Roman 'Flüchtiges Glück' gelang ihm in Amerika der ganz große Durchbruch: Das Buch war nominiert für den 'National Book Award', stand wochenlang auf den Bestsellerlisten und wurde bisher über 600.000 mal verkauft. Kent Haruf lebte Frau in Murphysboro, Illinois, und unterrichtete Literatur an der Southern Illinois University.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 320
Altersempfehlung 14 - 18
Erscheinungsdatum 01.05.2005
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-375-72576-0
Reihe Vintage Contemporaries
Verlag Vintage Cookery Books
Maße (L/B/H) 20,6/13,3/1,8 cm
Gewicht 236 g
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