The Good Thief (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback)
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Engelska
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352
Utgivningsdatum
2009-03-19
Förlag
Tinder Press
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176 x 110 x 25 mm
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160 g
ISBN
9780755350049
The Good Thief (häftad)

The Good Thief

Häftad Engelska, 2009-03-19
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Set in the wild, seamy and extremely strange America of the nineteenth century: a historical novel so brilliantly-written, so richly involving and so touching that you never want it to end. Young Ren is missing his parents and a hand and doesn't know what happened to any of them. So he is beginning to fear that he will never be claimed from his cold New England orphanage: that his dream of a family - of a life - will come to nothing. But one day a glamorous stranger arrives at the orphanage. To Ren's astonishment, the handsome, charming Benjamin Nab says he is his brother, come to bring him home. And even when his stories grow more and more extraordinary, when he puts Ren's life in danger again and again and sets him first to theft and then to grave-robbing, Ren cannot quite abandon hope. That one day all the hunger and danger and unwanted excitement will be worth it, that he will find a family, at last. But whether Benjamin is to be trusted is another story
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Every once in a while - if you are very lucky - you come upon a novel so marvelous and enchanting and rare that you wish everyone in the world would read it, as well. The Good Thief is just such a book - a beautifully composed work of literary magic. That masterpieces don't come along very often only makes it more wonderful to experience -- Elizabeth Gilbert author of EAT, PRAY, LOVE A confident whirl of a read, with pathos and drama nicely juxtaposed Guardian A sensitive tale, beautifully told She Magazine It may be too quaint to imagine there are still families reading aloud together at night (so many Web sites, so little time), but if you're out there, consider Hannah Tinti's charming first novel. Set in the dark woods of 19th-century New England, The Good Thief follows a bright, one-handed orphan through enough harrowing scrapes and turns to satisfy your inner Dickens Washington Post Tinti is lavish with her storytelling gifts, which are prodigious New York Times Book Review [A] moody, twist and assured first novel... Tinti secures her place as one of the sharpest, slyest young American novelists Entertainment Weekly Much-trumpeted debut novel featuring Ren, a one-handed orphan in 19th-Century New England. When rugged stranger Benjamin Nab takes charge of the lad, claiming to be his brother, Ren is soon left wondering just where the truth lies Mirror A wonderful historical adventure strongly influenced by Poe, Dickens, and Patricia Highsmith. An excellent debut novel Harper's Bazaar, Australia A beautiful novel, a dazzling debut Sunday Telegraph, Sydney 'A confident whirl of a read, with pathos and drama nicely juxtaposed' Guardian 'Every once in a while - if you are very lucky - you come upon a novel so marvelous and enchanting and rare that you wish everyone in the world would read it, as well. The Good Thief is just such a book - a beautifully composed work of literary magic. That masterpieces don't come along very often only makes it more wonderful to experience' Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) 'A sensitive tale, beautifully told' She magazine 'Every once in a while - if you are very lucky - you come upon a novel so marvelous and enchanting and rare that you wish everyone in the world would read it, as well. The Good Thief is just such a book' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love 'It may be too quaint to imagine there are still families reading aloud together at night (so many Web sites, so little time), but if you're out there, consider Hannah Tinti's charming first novel. Set in the dark woods of 19th-century New England, The Good Thief follows a bright, one-handed orphan through enough harrowing scrapes and turns to satisfy your inner Dickens' Washington Post 'Tinti ...has created one of the freshest, most beguiling narratives this side of Oliver Twist...Ren... is a child for our own time: loving, wary and ravenously hungry for home' Oprah magazine '[a] moody, twist and assured first novel... Tinti secures her place as one of the sharpest, slyest young American novelists' Entertainment Weekly 'Much-trumpeted debut novel featuring Ren, a one-handed orphan in 19th-Century New England. When rugged stranger Benjamin Nab takes charge of the lad, claiming to be his brother, Ren is soon left wondering just where the truth lies ****' Mirror Orphan Ren has no idea where his parents or one of his hands went. But when Benjamin Nab turns up claiming to be his brother, his life goes from dull to dodgy - thieving and grave robbing are just some if Ben's plans for Ren' OK magazine 'Hannah Tinti has written a lightning strike of a novel--beautiful and haunting and ever so bright. She is a 21st century Robert Louis Stevenson, an adventuress who lays bare her character's hearts with a precision and a fearlessness that will leave you shaken' Junot Diaz (author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) 'A wonderful historical adventure strongly influenced by Poe, Dickens, and Patricia Highsmith. An excellent debut

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Hannah Tinti grew up in Salem, Massachusetts. Her stories, including the acclaimed collection ANIMAL CRACKERS, has made her one of America's most promising young writers, and this, her first novel, has been hotly anticipated. She is the editor of the multiple award-winning One Story magazine and lives in New York.