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Fortune Smiles: Stories - 2840260352

84,99 zł

Fortune Smiles: Stories

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Fiction & related items>Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Takes You Into The Minds Of Characters You Never Thought You Would Meet - A Former Stasi Prison Warden In Denial Of His Past, A Refugee From North Korea Unsettled By His New Freedom, A UPS Driver In Hurricane-torn Louisiana Looking For The Mother Of His Son. This Book Includes Tales That Show Us Humanity Where You Might Least Expect It.


Fortune Smiles. Nirvana, englische Ausgabe - 2826955525

83,20 zł

Fortune Smiles. Nirvana, englische Ausgabe Random House US

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson is one of America's most provocative and powerful authors. Critics have compared him to Kurt Vonnegut, David Mitchell, and George Saunders, but Johnson's new book will only further his reputation as one of our most original writers. Subtly surreal, darkly comic, both hilarious and heartbreaking, Fortune Smiles is a major collection of stories that gives voice to the perspectives we don't often hear, while offering something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world.§§In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. "Nirvana," which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In "Hurricanes Anonymous"-first included in the Best American Short Stories anthology-a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine" follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind.§§Unnerving, riveting, and written with a timeless quality, these stories confirm Johnson as one of America's greatest writers and an indispensable guide to our new century.§§Advance praise for Fortune Smiles§§"[A] bold and deeply wise collection." - BuzzFeed §§"[Johnson] is always perceptive and brave; his lines always sing and strut and sizzle and hush and wash and blaze over the reader." - The New York Times Book Review § §"Johnson packs more voice in his stories than most authors do in a novel." - Esquire § §"Johnson has a rare combination of inventiveness, intellectual pyrotechnics and emotional sophistication. . . . These stories are treasures." -BBC§§"Startlingly, blazingly original." - BookPage §§"[Johnson] serves up six sinewy stories that shock and surprise in his edgy, inviting Fortune Smiles . . . . [They're] compulsively readable tales about characters whose lives are largely ignored, undervalued, or simply uncharted and whose voices we seldom hear." - Elle§§ "The stories in Fortune Smiles fizz with imagination, miniature worlds exploding onto the page. Adam Johnson's prose is so pared-down, like the setting for precious stones, he gives us just what's necessary to let the facets sparkle, without distraction. I loved this book!" -M. L. Stedman, New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans §§"[Johnson's] stories provide one of the truest satisfactions of reading: the opportunity to sink into worlds we otherwise would know little or nothing about." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)§§"A half-dozen sometimes Carver-esque yarns that find more-or-less ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges and somehow holding up. . . . Bittersweet, elegant, full of hard-won wisdom: this is no ordinary book, either." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)§


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