SHORTLISTED FOR THE SWANSEA UNIVERSITY DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE
'A WONDER' Daily Mail
'SPARKLING' The Times
'EPIC' Entertainment Weekly
'A TRIUMPH' LitHub
'INFECTIOUS' Financial Times
'A MASTERPIECE' Sunday Express
Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life, biding her time with her youngest son - who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home - and her husband's seventeen-year-old cousin, who communes with spirits.
Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West.
Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Téa Obreht's talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely - and unforgettably - her own.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Guardian, Time, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, The New York Public Library
'Should have been on the Booker longlist' Claire Lowdon, Sunday Times
'Magnificent... Brings to mind Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude or Toni Morrison's Beloved' Times Literary Supplement
'Exquisite ... The historical detail is immaculate, the landscape exquisitely drawn; the prose is hard, muscular, more convincingly Cormac McCarthy than McCarthy himself' Alex Preston, Observer
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- Verlag: Orion
- Seitenzahl: 320
- Erscheinungstermin: 13. August 2019
- ISBN-13: 9780297867081
- Artikelnr.: 56792330
Inland is a classic story, told in a classic way and yet it feels wholly and unmistakably new. . . . At once a new Western myth and a far realer story than many we have previously received and that s even with all the ghosts. NPR
With Inland, Obreht makes a renewed case for the sustained, international appeal of the American West, based on a set of myths that have been continually shaped and refracted through outside lenses. . . . Discovering the particular genre conventions that Obreht has chosen to transfigure or to uphold soon becomes central to the novel s propulsive appeal. The New Yorker
It s a voyage of hilarious and harrowing adventures, told in the irresistible voice of a restless, superstitious man determined to live right but tormented by his past. At times, it feels as though Obreht has managed to track down Huck Finn years after he lit out for the Territory and found him riding a camel. . . . The unsettling haze between fact and fantasy in Inland is not just a literary effect of Obreht s gorgeous prose; it s an uncanny representation of the indeterminate nature of life in this place of brutal geography. Ron Charles, The Washington Post
Propulsive . . . Obreht has swapped the tumultuous history of the former Yugoslavia for that of the American frontier. What she retains, in addition to infectious storytelling and a split, double narrative, is the strong sense of superstition which pervades the earlier fiction; a form of magic realism is at work here, which does not detract from the harshly explicit truths transmitted about the nature and the price of survival. Financial Times
Exquisite . . . The historical detail is immaculate, the landscape exquisitely drawn; the prose is hard, muscular, more convincingly Cormac McCarthy than McCarthy himself. The Guardian
In a moment where the book world fetishizes self-examination and minute, sentence-level showiness, it is not only a relief but a privilege to see Obreht shoot the moon with this sprawlingly ambitious and fully imagined tale. San Francisco Chronicle
Rivers of blood and ink have been spilled mythologizing the American Southwest, but rarely if ever with the sort of giddy beauty Téa Obreht brings to the page in Inland. . . . [She] displays dazzling dexterity and wit with the English language, transporting the reader to a fantastical late nineteenth century that borders on outright fantasy, where descriptions wax decadent and ghosts are treated as a matter of fact. USA Today
"Téa Obreht s M.O. is clear: She s determined to unsettle our most familiar, cliché-soaked genres. . . . Inland can feel like Cormac McCarthy s Blood Meridian turned inside out: contemplative rather than rollicking, ghostly rather than blood-soaked. Minneapolis Star Tribune