Little Fires Everywhere (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
400
Utgivningsdatum
2018-04-05
Utmärkelser
Long-listed for International Dublin Literary Award 2019 (UK)
Förlag
Abacus
Dimensioner
192 x 174 x 32 mm
Vikt
310 g
Komponenter
,
ISBN
9780349142920
Little Fires Everywhere (häftad)

Little Fires Everywhere

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'Just read it...Outstanding' Matt Haig 'To say I love this book is an understatement...It moved me to tears' Reese Witherspoon 'Beautifully written, completely charming, and extremely wise on the subject of adolescence and influence' Nick Hornby Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother- who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town - and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at an unexpected and devastating cost... What readers are saying: 'Highly recommended, beautifully written and thought-provoking' 'An engrossing read' 'Absolutely brilliant' 'Great characters, interesting plot that leaves you desperate to read more and written beautifully. I loved it and highly recommend it!'
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  1. Quick read, Good story.
    Woodi Stock (Göteborg), 18 september 2018

    I would have given this book 5 stars after reading the first third of the book but got bogged down on Mia's section. Too much detail about her past, chapters were so long, & there were several. I just wanted to get on with the main story. Also, the custody issue. As a social worker the judge does look at what is in the best interest of the child. But the birth mother & father, they have a timeframe to make every possible effort to find them. A person doesn't just drop her baby at a fire house... Läs hela recensionen

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Entrancing * Daily Mail * Set in a 'perfect' town, Little Fires Everywhere opens with a house burning down and a family in tatters, before spooling back to see how the home's inhabitants ended up in this nightmare. Ng has an uncanny knack of sneaking big issues into what you thought was just a thriller * Grazia * A drama that keeps building and building, this is one novel you won't be able to put down. If you need more convincing, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington recently announced plans to adapt the novel for TV - so get in there before it becomes an Emmy-winner! * Hello * An intricate story of family, motherhood, friendship and finding where we belong * Grazia * This compelling novel is a pleasure to read * Guardian * Little Fires Everywhere is one of those books. One that you give to your mum and your best friend and your sister-in-law on their birthdays. Incidentally, it's also one of those books that Reese Witherspoon buys the rights to so she can turn it into a TV show starring her and Kerry Washington . . . This novel is a beautiful and complicated story about family, growing up and the secrets you keep from the world. But mostly, Little Fires Everywhere is about what, exactly, it means to be a mother -- Lily Peschardt * The Pool * Beautifully written, wry rather than supercilious, with plenty of little cliffhangers * The Times * As if it wasn't totally obvious from her stunning first novel, Little Fires Everywhere showcases what makes Celeste Ng such a masterful writer. The way she examines the complexity of place, and the people who inhabit that place, is some of the most virtuosic, compelling, and wise storytelling that I've seen in a long time. By looking so closely at this community, she opens up the entire world, and it's an amazing experience * Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang and Perfect Little World * Little Fires Everywhere is a dazzlingly protean work - a comedy of manners that doubles as a social novel and reads like a thriller. By turns wry, heart-rending and gimlet-eyed, it confirms Celeste Ng's genius for gripping literary fiction * Peter Ho Davies, author of The Fortunes * Yes, it's the story of one Ohio town, but Little Fires Everywhere is not that familiar tale of the underside of the American suburb. It's a powerful work about parenthood and politics, adolescent strife and artistic ambition, and the stark choice between conformity and community. Celeste Ng possesses the remarkable ability to write about the most serious of subjects with the lightest possible touch * Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty * As I read Celeste Ng's second novel I found myself thinking, again and again: how does she know so much? About all of us? How does she write with such perception, such marvelous grace, such daring and generosity? Little Fires Everywhere has the irresistible pace of an expertly tuned thriller, and the observational brilliance of lasting literature. It marks Celeste Ng as a writer of the first rank, among the very best in her generation - right there with Zadie Smith and Jacqueline Woodson. I was mad for this book * Joe Hill, author of The Fireman * Spectacular...A magnificent, multilayered epic that's perfect for eager readers and destined for major award lists * Library Journal (starred review) * Ng's stunning second novel is a multilayered examination of how identities are forged and maintained, how families are formed and friendships tested, and how the notion of motherhood is far more fluid than bloodlines would suggest. Ng's debut, Everything I Never Told You (2015), was a book-group staple. Laden with themes of loyalty and betrayal, honesty and trust, her latest tour de force should prove no less popular * Booklist, starred review * This incandescent portrait of suburbia and family, creativity, and consumerism burns bright... As in Everything I Never Told You, Ng conjures a sense of place and displacement and shows a remarkable ability to see - and reveal - a story from different p

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Celeste Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, won the Hopwood Award, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the American Library Association's Alex Award. She is a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, and she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.