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- Long-listed for International Dublin Literary Award 2019 (UK)
- 192 x 174 x 32 mm
- 310 g
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Little Fires Everywhere
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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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Little Fires Everywhere shows how art engenders empathy, in even the darkest corners of human experience . . . * East Anglian Daily Times * 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
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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.