The Girl Who Was Saturday Night (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
416
Utgivningsdatum
2015-03-19
Utmärkelser
Long-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015
Förlag
riverrun
Dimensioner
196 x 128 x 24 mm
Vikt
280 g
ISBN
9781784290160
The Girl Who Was Saturday Night (häftad)

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

Häftad Engelska, 2015-03-19
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'Like Angela Carter, she is relentlessly inventive' Sunday Times 'Entrancing and antic and sensual as a dream' Guardian The second novel by the author of The Lonely Hearts Hotel Longlisted for the Baileys Prize 2015 At birth, Nouschka forms a bond with her twin that can never be broken. At six, she's the child star daughter of Quebec's most famous musician. At sixteen, she's a high-school dropout kicking up with her beloved brother. At nineteen, she's the Beauty Queen of Boulevard Saint-Laurent. At twenty, she's back in night school. And falling for an ex-convict. And it's all being filmed by a documentary crew.
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O'Neill's vivid prose owes a debt to Donna Tartt's The Little Friend . . . the book's final pages are tear-jerkingly effective * Publishers Weekly, on Lullabies for Little Criminals * Baby, like Holden Caulfield of Catcher in the Rye, is totally believable . . . It will be interesting to see how [Heather O'Neill] next uses her powers of observation, understanding and narrative skills * Times Literary Supplement, on Lullabies for Little Criminals * Vivid and poignant . . . A deeply moving and troubling novel . . . Bombards the reader with piercing observations and magical imagery . . . Full of pathos, spirit and overwhelmingly, an iridescent innocence * Independent, on Lullabies for Little Criminals * Well-constructed book full of poetic quirks . . . Her characters are personifications of Montreal and a dark mirror of celebrity culture * Irish News * No one's depiction of the shady side of life is as luminous - or as heart-wrenching - as Heather O'Neill's * Nancy Huston, author of Fault Lines * Heather O'Neill does it again! The Girl Who Was Saturday Night is full of quaking love and true sadness, family rackets, heart attacks, feral cats of all sorts, risky trysts, and reeling abandon. O'Neill's voice is singular, brave, magical, and bursting with stark beauty * Lisa Moore, author of February * Delightfully bizarre ...The author stuns with the vivid descriptions and metaphors that are studded throughout the book * Kirkus * Freewheeling novel strewn with whimsical details . . . Noushka's tough-talking vulnerability will make you want to stick by her side as she finds her way in life * Daily Mail * An exuberantly written coming-of-age story ... Flashbulb-bright and memorable ... Nicolas and Nouschka are the beautiful, frozen, fetishised symbols of separatist Quebec. As they try to wrench themselves into being, their story is as entrancing and antic and sensual as a dream -- Amity Gaige * Guardian * Delightfully bizarre . . . what really shines here is O'Neill's writing. The author stuns with the vivid descriptions and metaphors that are studded throughout . . . A coming-of-age story with a working-class, reality TV twist * Kirkus * No one's depiction of the shady side of life is as luminous - or as heart-wrenching - as Heather O'Neill's * Nancy Huston * Heather O'Neill does it again! The Girl Who Was Saturday Night is full of quaking love and true sadness, family rackets, heart attacks, feral cats of all sorts, risky trysts, and reeling abandon. O'Neill's voice is singular, brave, magical, and bursting with stark beauty * Lisa Moore * Book of the Week. Well-constructed book full of poetic quirks . . . Her characters are personifications of Montreal and a dark mirror of celebrity culture * Irish News * Freewheeling novel strewn with whimsical details . . . Nouschka's tough-talking vulnerability will make you want to stick by her side as she finds her way in life * Daily Mail * An exuberantly written coming-of-age story . . . Flashbulb-bright and memorable . . . Nicolas and Nouschka are the beautiful, frozen, fetishised symbols of separatist Quebec. As they try to wrench themselves into being, their story is as entrancing and antic and sensual as a dream * Guardian *

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Heather O'Neill is a novelist, poet, short-story writer, screenwriter, and essayist. Lullabies for Little Criminals, her debut novel, was published in 2007 to international critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, The Girl who was Saturday Night, was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize, and shortlisted for the Giller Prize, as was her collection of short stories, Daydreams of Angels. Her third novel, The Lonely Hearts Hotel was longlisted for the Baileys prize. Born and raised in Montreal, O'Neill lives there today with her daughter.