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PATCHETT ANN , Patchett, Ann 1963

Εκδότης 4th Estate , ISBN 9781841155838

Winner of the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The poignant - and at times very funny - novel from the author of State of Wonder and Commonwealth. Latin terrorists storm an international gathering hosted by an underprivileged country to promote foreign interest and trade, only to find that their intended target, the President, has stayed home to watch his favourite soap opera on TV.

Among the hostages are a world class opera singer and her biggest fan, a Japanese tycoon who has been persuaded to attend the party on the understanding that she will perform half a dozen arias after dinner. The tycoon's engaging and sympathetic translator plays a vital role in the subsequent relationships between so many different nationalities closeted together, interpreting not only the terrorists' negotiations but also the language of love between lovers who cannot understand what the other is saying. Ultimately, it is the terrorist strike that does more to promote foreign relations than anyone could have hoped to achieve with the party.

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Winner of the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The poignant - and at times very funny - novel from the author of State of Wonder and Commonwealth. Latin terrorists storm an international gathering hosted by an underprivileged country to promote foreign interest and trade, only to find that their intended target, the President, has stayed home to watch his favourite soap opera on TV.

Among the hostages are a world class opera singer and her biggest fan, a Japanese tycoon who has been persuaded to attend the party on the understanding that she will perform half a dozen arias after dinner. The tycoon's engaging and sympathetic translator plays a vital role in the subsequent relationships between so many different nationalities closeted together, interpreting not only the terrorists' negotiations but also the language of love between lovers who cannot understand what the other is saying. Ultimately, it is the terrorist strike that does more to promote foreign relations than anyone could have hoped to achieve with the party.

Πληροφορίες προϊόντος

  • Συγγραφέας PATCHETT ANN,Patchett, Ann 1963
  • Eκδότης 4th Estate
  • ISBN 9781841155838
  • Κωδικός Ευριπίδη 040100018995
  • Έτος κυκλοφορίας
  • Σελίδες 0
  • Διαστάσεις
  • Βάρος 350 gr

Patchett, Ann 1963

Συγγραφέας

Η Ανν Πάτσετ γεννήθηκε στο Λος Άντζελες το 1963. Έχει γράψει τα μυθιστορήματα: "The Patron Saint of Liars" ("Ο προστάτης άγιος των ψευτών", 1992), που χαρακτηρίστηκε από τους "New York Times" βιβλίο της χρονιάς· "Taft", 1994, βραβείο Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize· "The Magician's Assistant " ("Ο βοηθός του μάγου", 1997)· "Bel Canto" ("Μπελκάντο", 2001, ελλ. έκδ. Ωκεανίδα, βραβεία PEN/Faulkner Award και Orange Prize)· "Run", 2007· "State of Wonder", 2011· καθώς και τα δοκίμια: "Truth and Beauty: A Friendship", 2004· "What Now?", 2008· "Τhe Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life", 2011. Έχει συνεργαστεί με πολλά έντυπα, όπως τα "New York Times Magazine", "Village Voice", "CQ", "Paris Review" και "Vogue". Έχει τιμηθεί με την υποτροφία του Ιδρύματος Guggenheim και με τη διάκριση Nashville Banner Tennessee Writer of the Year Award, το 1994. Ζει πάντα στο Νάσβιλ του Τενεσί.

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