My Dark Vanessa - Russell, Kate Elizabeth
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ONE OF THE MOST BUZZED ABOUT DEBUTS IN YEARS AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION SOLD IN 24 TERRITORIES AND COUNTING "A hard story to read and a harder one to put down . . . a well-constructed package of dynamite.” - Stephen King Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her…mehr

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ONE OF THE MOST BUZZED ABOUT DEBUTS IN YEARS AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION SOLD IN 24 TERRITORIES AND COUNTING "A hard story to read and a harder one to put down . . . a well-constructed package of dynamite.” - Stephen King Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager—and who professed to worship only her—may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa's present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself. Includes a bonus conversation with Kate Elizabeth Russell, Grace Gummer, and Jessica Williams (editor of My Dark Vanessa).
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Harper Collins Publ. USA
  • Gesamtlaufzeit: 930 Min.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 2. Februar 2021
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780063063952
  • Artikelnr.: 60440412
Autorenporträt
Kate Elizabeth Russell is originally from eastern Maine. She holds a PhD in creative writing from the University of Kansas and an MFA from Indiana University. My Dark Vanessa is her first novel.
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"My Dark Vanessa is a singular achievement-a masterpiece of tension and tone that will simultaneously grip you, horrify you, and move you. . . . With utmost sensitivity and vivid, gut-churning detail, Russell illuminates Vanessa's struggle to see the story of her life for the tragedy it truly is. Before you start My Dark Vanessa, clear your schedule for the next few days-this . . . will utterly consume you." Esquire, The Best Books Coming Out This Winter
"My Dark Vanessa is a singular achievement-a masterpiece of tension and tone that will simultaneously grip you, horrify you, and move you. . . . With utmost sensitivity and vivid, gut-churning detail, Russell illuminates Vanessa's struggle to see the story of her life for the tragedy it truly is. Before you start My Dark Vanessa, clear your schedule for the next few days-this . . . will utterly consume you." Esquire, The Best Books Coming Out This Winter