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From the Wreck

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Something approaching an old-fashioned historical yarn spliced with Cronenbergian body horror . . . The commonplace rubbing should... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Something approaching an old-fashioned historical yarn spliced with Cronenbergian body horror . . . The commonplace rubbing shoulders with the supernatural adds to the book's considerations of mourning and absence a vivid hue . . . a genuine tension and sense of dread.

Vorwort
The first novel to be nominated for both Australia's leading SF Prize (the Aurealis, which it won) and for its leading literary award (the Miles Franklin), From the Wreck is a novel of strange and wonderful imagination, imbued with beauty and feeling, existential loneliness and a deep awareness of the interdependence of all life.

Autorentext

Jane Rawson is the author of A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists; a novella, Formaldehyde; and a non-fiction book,The Handbook: Surviving and Living with Climate Change. From the Wreck was the first novel to be nominated for both Australia's Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, which it won.

Jane lives in Tasmania and works as a bureaucrat.



Klappentext

'It's hard to find the right words to praise this novel. I think we need a whole new critical vocabulary to be invented . . . Jane Rawson's writing is mysterious, chilling and tender. The book is a sort of miracle.' Lian Hearn

'A bravura novel of history with an edge . . . Something truly unique and disquieting . . . What Rawson has ingeniously forged with From The Wreck is something approaching an old-fashioned historical yarn spliced with Cronenbergian body horror . . . genuine tension and sense of dread.' Sydney Morning Herald

'Rawson . . . has the rare talent of stretching our capacity to believe, while at the same time making us feel genuinely for the characters . . . I was reminded of the gentle quality of Steven Spielberg's ET . . . An intriguing tale whose humanity lingers warm long after the reading.' Australian



Zusammenfassung

'This strange story of love and loneliness, which explores how we all long to belong, is simply wonderful' Daily Mail


'Absorbing . . . full of deep currents and lurking fears' Adrian Tchaikovsky Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of The Children of Time

When George Hills was pulled from the wreck of the steamship Admella, he carried with him memories of a disaster that claimed the lives of almost every other soul on board. Almost every other soul.

Because as he clung onto the wreck, George wasn't alone: someone else or something else kept George warm and bound him to life. Why didn't he die, as so many others did, half-submerged in the freezing Southern Ocean? And what happened to his fellow survivor, the woman who seemed to vanish into thin air?

George will live out the rest of his life obsessed with finding the answers to these questions. He will marry, father children, but never quite let go of the feeling that something else came out of the ocean that day, something that has been watching him ever since. The question of what this creature might want from him his life? His first-born? To simply return home? will pursue him, and call him back to the ocean again.

Blending genres, perspectives and worlds, Jane Rawson's From the Wreck - winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel- is a chilling and tender story about how fiercely we cling to life, and how no-one can survive on their own.

Produktinformationen

Titel: From the Wreck
Autor:
EAN: 9781529006544
ISBN: 978-1-5290-0654-4
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Pan macmillan Ltd.
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 272
Gewicht: 400g
Größe: H216mm x B135mm x T31mm
Jahr: 2019