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Dignity

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"An Indian household can no more be governed peacefully without dignity and prestige, than an Indian Empire." The Complete Indian ... Weiterlesen
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"An Indian household can no more be governed peacefully without dignity and prestige, than an Indian Empire." The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook, Flora Annie Steel & Grace Gardiner Magda lives alone in her a huge house by the sea. A former scientist with a bad temper and a good dose of old fashioned British pride, she does not need help from anyone - despite her derelict house and her body's many betrayals. With her sharp tongue, she gets through carers at a rate of knots. Until Susheela arrives. And Susheela, it turns out, is in even more trouble than Magda. Still reeling from the recent death of her mum and trying to prop up her heartbroken dad, she finds herself falling for Ewan, a beautiful, fragile young man recovering from the brutal experience of war. The two women - seemingly separated by class, culture and time - strike up an unlikely and sometimes uneasy friendship. Magda's no-nonsense approach to life turns out to be an unexpected source of strength for Susheela; and Susheela's Bengali heritage brings back memories of Magda's childhood in colonial India, a time filled with servants and privilege, and terrible secrets. Those memories slowly bring back to life the tragic figure of Magda's mother, Evelyn, once a warm hearted, and free-spirited school teacher in rural England who had her innocent optimism ground away by a controlling husband and the misery of being a respectable member of the Raj's ruling class - with devastating consequences. Evelyn, Magda and Susheela. Three women searching for a place to belong, somewhere to call home. Three lives connected by a legacy of resentment, blood, guilt and hope.

Deceptively simple... throughly engaging... a timeless quality... I should like to recommend that the unpretentious prose of Pigeon be read primarily for its humaneness and subtle poetical spirit.

Vorwort
A powerful novel about belonging, race, British India and contemporary Britain, by the Dylan Thomas Prize-shortlisted author of Pigeon.

Autorentext

ALYS CONRAN's first novel PIGEON (Parthian, 2016) won the Wales Book of the Year Award 2017, the Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award, the Wales Arts Review People's Choice Award and was shortlised for the International Dylan Thomas Prize.
Originally from North Wales, she spent several years in Edinburgh and Barcelona before returning to the area to live and write. She is now Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bangor and has been selected as the Hay Festival International Fellow for 2019-2020.
Her late father, also a writer, was born in Kharagpur, Bengal.



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'BRILLIANT: A TRULY CONVINCING STATE-OF-THE-NATION NOVEL' Daily Mail

'Makes you smile while breaking your heart'
Woman's Weekly
'I loved this... Magda is a real stand-out character for me in books I've read recently, I can't quite stop thinking about her' Jane Garvey, BBC Woman's Hour
'Fierce and compassionate... Three brilliantly realised characters, finely drawn and entirely believable' Mail on Sunday

Magda is a former scientist with a bad temper and a sharp tongue, now living alone in a huge house by the sea. Confined to a wheelchair, her once spotless home crumbling around her, she gets through carers at a rate of knots.

Until Susheela arrives, bursting through the doors of Magda's house, carrying life with her: grief for her mother's recent death; worry for her father; longing for a beautiful and troubled young man.

The two women strike up an unlikely friendship: Magda's old-fashioned, no-nonsense attitude turns out to be an unexpected source of strength for Susheela; and Susheela's Bengali heritage brings back memories of Magda's childhood in colonial India and resurrects the tragic figure of her mother, Evelyn, and her struggle to fit within the suffocating structure of the Raj's ruling class.

But as Magda digs deeper into her past, she unlocks a shocking legacy of blood that threatens to destroy the careful order she has imposed on her life - and that might just be the key to give the three women, Evelyn, Magda and Susheela, a place they can finally call home.

'Alys Conran is one of most talented, tender writers in Wales today' New Welsh Review
'The characters in this beautiful novel are fierce, compassionate, angry, but above all, heart-breakingly real' Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange
'An exquisite novel. I'm full of admiration for the skill with which it draws connections between the past and present, and manages to feel both timeless and achingly contemporary' Fiona McFarlane, author of The Night Guest

Produktinformationen

Titel: Dignity
Untertitel: From the award-winning author of Pigeon
Autor:
EAN: 9781474609449
ISBN: 978-1-4746-0944-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: ORION
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 384
Gewicht: 476g
Größe: H154mm x B234mm x T28mm
Jahr: 2019