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CHOSEN AS A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, TLS, GUARDIAN, NPR, PEOPLE, KIRKUS AND O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE 'When I open one of Sigrid Nunez's novels, I almost always know immediately: This is where I want to be' New York Times The woman at the heart of this unforgettable novel finds that everyone she meets has a common need: to have an audience for their experiences. And so she tries to pay attention, to imagine and listen to what those around her are going through. But then an old friend makes an extraordinary request and draws her into an intense and transformative experience of her…mehr

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CHOSEN AS A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, TLS, GUARDIAN, NPR, PEOPLE, KIRKUS AND O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE 'When I open one of Sigrid Nunez's novels, I almost always know immediately: This is where I want to be' New York Times The woman at the heart of this unforgettable novel finds that everyone she meets has a common need: to have an audience for their experiences. And so she tries to pay attention, to imagine and listen to what those around her are going through. But then an old friend makes an extraordinary request and draws her into an intense and transformative experience of her own. 'Love, death, friendship, compassion and so much wisdom. I just adore Sigrid Nunez' Paula Hawkins 'A true pleasure to read, a novel bursting with wit, warmth and human empathy' Independent 'If the meaning of life is that it ends, Nunez gets to the nub of meaning in her brilliant novel. I loved it as much as The Friend' Susie Steiner 'A riveting picture of friendship' TLS
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 762490
  • Seitenzahl: 210
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. September 2021
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 132mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 200g
  • ISBN-13: 9780349013657
  • ISBN-10: 0349013659
  • Artikelnr.: 60589573
Autorenporträt
Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, and, most recently, The Friend, which won the National Book Award 2018. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Among the journals to which she has contributed are The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, Threepenny Review, Harper's, McSweeney's, Tin House, The Believer and newyorker.com. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, including four Pushcart Prize volumes and four anthologies of Asian-American literature. Sigrid's honors and awards include a Whiting Writer's Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters: the Rosenthal Foundation Award and the Rome Prize in Literature. The Friend won the 2018 National Book Award. She has taught at Columbia, Princeton, Boston University, and the New School, and has been a visiting writer or writer in residence at Amherst, Smith, Baruch, Vassar, and the University of California, Irvine, among others. In spring, 2019, she will be visiting writer at Syracuse University. Sigrid has also been on the faculty of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and of several other writers' conferences across the country. She lives in New York City.
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Praise for What Are You Going Through:

It takes something more than intelligence to be able to write intelligently. . . . Whatever it is, Sigrid Nunez has it. When I open one of her novels, I almost always know immediately: This is where I want to be . . . [What Are You Going Through is] as good as The Friend, if not better. The New York Times

Emotionally intense and impossible to put down, this intimate novel about a woman asked to help a terminally ill friend end her life is leavened with wit and tenderness. People

[A] short, satisfying meditation on life, connection, and more . . . a book as luminous as it is deep . . . as beautifully told as they come. The Seattle Times

Powerful . . . The narrator, and in turn the reader, are transformed. The Boston Globe

Cultivating care for others is the crowning achievement of the novel. . . . offering a touching, poignant illustration of what it means to have empathy for the lives around you. It is especially apt, given how the book is published during a time of collective mourning. USA Today

Reading Sigrid Nunez s absorbing new novel is somewhat akin to having a long conversation with someone who is telling you something very important, but is telling it in a very quiet voice. You have to really pay attention. Be assured, however, that the experience will be worth it. You will emerge calmer, meditative, more thoughtful, as if you have benefited from an excellent literary massage of sorts. The New York Times Book Review

One s moved by the scope and pith of this novel s ambition, as it addresses our biggest questions by naming the particular. . . . But most striking may be how Nunez s narrator transfigures, through deepening compassion, from a wry, circumspect observer into someone raked raw with hapless love for her vanishing friend. . . . It s the here-and-now of What Are You Going Through that spears us, its chorale-like testimonies, their preemptive requiem. The Washington Post

I was dazed by the novel s grace: its creation of a narrative consciousness that, by emptying and extending itself to others, insured that its vitality would never dwindle, never dim. . . . Radiant with meaning. The New Yorker

Sigrid Nunez is on a roll. She s tapped into a smart, wry voice which feels right for our times, as do her concerns with friendship, empathy, loss, and loneliness. . . . The marvel of this novel is that it encompasses so much sadness yet is not grim. . . . Nunez has written another deeply humane reminder of the great solace of both companionship and literature. NPR

There is no better chronicler of empathy. . . . This book is profound, devastating, and uplifting all at once. Refinery29

A master class in empathy and humanity . . . Told with humor and insight, What Are You Going Through is a deep look at how relationships change through hardship, and what it truly means to be there through struggles big and small. Shondaland

Nunez is unparalleled when it comes to emotional fluency, tapping into the immediacy of grief, love, and exhaustion, and translating it sparely, powerfully on the page. . . . profound exploration of empathy . . . It s painful but beautiful, too, and it will stick with you for a long time. BuzzFeed, 21 Best New Books this Fall

Nunez crafts an aching look into the ways people can support one another through crisis. Time, Best Books of Fall

Richly interiorized . . . With both compassion and joy, Nunez contemplates how we survive life s certain suffering, and don t, with words and one another. Booklist (starred review)

Short, sharp, and quietly brutal . . . spare and elegant and immediate . . . [What Are You Going Through] is concerned with the biggest possible questions and confronts them so bluntly it is sometimes jarring: How should we live in the face of so much suffering? Dryly funny and deeply tender. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Sigrid Nunez orchestrates a beautiful chorus of humanness here, and the novel asks a question we might all be thinking in these distant times: What does it mean to really be there for someone in times of hardship? Lit Hub

Much as in Rachel Cusk s recent work, the narrator is a conduit and sounding board for the stories of others. . . . Deeply empathetic without being sentimental, this novel explores women s lives, their choices, and how they support one another. . . . Highly recommended for readers who favor emotional resonance over escapism during difficult times. Library Journal (starred review)
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