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The Pine Islands

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Marion Poschmann was born in Essen in 1969. A prize-winning poet and novelist, she has won both of Germany's premier poetry prizes... Lire la suite
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Marion Poschmann was born in Essen in 1969. A prize-winning poet and novelist, she has won both of Germany's premier poetry prizes and the Berlin Prize for Literature. Poschmann has been shortlisted for the German Book Prize on three occasions and won the 2013 Wilhelm Raabe Literature Prize. Klappentext Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019. Gilbert absconds to Tokyo, where he meets young student Yosa. The two head for the pine islands. One is looking for a suitable end to his life, the other a new beginning. A profound story of acceptance and transformation. Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2019 - a charming, playful, profound tale of lost souls in search of transformation in modern JapanSHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2019AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWhen Gilbert wakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him, he flees - immediately and inexplicably - for Tokyo, where he meets a fellow lost soul: Yosa, a young Japanese student clutching a copy of The Complete Manual of Suicide. Together, Gilbert and Yosa set off on a pilgrimage to see the pine islands of Matsushima, one looking for the perfect end to his life, the other for a fresh start. Playful and profound, The Pine Islands is a beautiful tale of friendship, transformation and acceptance in modern Japan.

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Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2019 - a charming, playful, profound tale of lost souls in search of transformation in modern Japan

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019. Gilbert absconds to Tokyo, where he meets young student Yosa. The two head for the pine islands. One is looking for a suitable end to his life, the other a new beginning. A profound story of acceptance and transformation.



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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2019 AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER When Gilbert wakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him, he flees - immediately and inexplicably - for Tokyo, where he meets a fellow lost soul: Yosa, a young Japanese student clutching a copy of The Complete Manual of Suicide. Together, Gilbert and Yosa set off on a pilgrimage to see the pine islands of Matsushima, one looking for the perfect end to his life, the other for a fresh start. Playful and profound, The Pine Islands is a beautiful tale of friendship, transformation and acceptance in modern Japan.

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Titre: The Pine Islands
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Code EAN: 9781788160926
ISBN: 1788160924
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 180
Poids: 163g
Taille: H198mm x B128mm x T17mm
Année: 2020
Pays: GB