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Produktdetails
  • Verlag: RANDOM HOUSE (LARGE PRINT
  • Seitenzahl: 385
  • Erscheinungstermin: 6. Dezember 2012
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 234mm x 157mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 386g
  • ISBN-13: 9780804121026
  • ISBN-10: 0804121028
  • Artikelnr.: 36818668
Autorenporträt
Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, her first novel and a New York Times bestseller, was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as the second selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. She lives and writes in Brooklyn.
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Praise for The Twelve Tribes of Hattie "Piercing...Ms. Mathis writes with uncommon narrative authority in The Twelve Tribes of Hattie , conjuring the lives of the Shepherd family with extraordinary psychological precision...Ms. Mathis has a gift for imbuing her characters' stories with an epic dimension that recalls Toni Morrison's writing, and her sense of time and place and family will remind some of Louise Erdrich, but her elastic voice is thoroughly her own – both lyrical and unsparing, meditative and visceral, and capable of giving the reader nearly complete access to her characters' minds and hearts...Astonishingly powerful." - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times , "10 Favorite Books of 2012" "The opening pages of Ayana's debut took my breath away. I can't remember when I read anything that moved me in quite this way, besides the work of Toni Morrison." - Oprah Winfrey "Lush yet deliberate...elegant and sure...a complex and deeply humane story of a mother's ferocious love and failures at loving...In the vivid specificity of Mathis's tale, she is telling a universal story, and it is profoundly consoling." - Laura Collins-Hughes, The Boston Globe "Mathis never loses touch with the geography and the changing national culture through which her characters move. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is infused with African Americans' conflicted attitudes about the North and the South during the Great Migration...In the long family arc that Mathis describes, the painful life of one remarkably resilient woman is placed against the hopes and struggles of millions of African Americans who held this nation to its promise...One of the best [novels] of 2012." - Ron Charles, The Washington Post "Raw and intimate...a brutal and poetic allegory of a family beset by tribulations...Mathis tempers the more operatic elements with tenderness and knowing glimpses into the human heart struggling to love...deeply felt." - Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times Book Review "Mathis renders her characters with vivid strokes, and, like her heroine, she is both compassionate and unsentimental about hardscrabble lives." - The New Yorker "A triumph...a stone-cold stunner of a novel...magnificently structured, and a sentence-by-sentence treasure – lyric, direct, and true." - David Daley, Salon "The influence of Toni Morrison will be evident in this remarkable page-turner of a novel that spans decades and covers dreams lost, found, and denied." - Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune , "Editor's Choice" "This brutal, illuminating version of the twentieth century African-American experience belongs alongside those of Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Zora Neale Hurston." - Marion Winik, Newsday "A poetic novel...that focuses less on American progress than on the small but powerful moments that are strung together, like beads on a necklace, to make one long strand of a family's history...Like Toni Morrison, the author has a gift for showing just how heavily history weighs on families, as a learned sense of hope or despair gets passed down from parents to children and dreams die little by little, generation after generation. But if the endless heartbreaks sound melodramatic, Mathis earns your sympathy by making the rare moments of happiness feel simple and true." - Entertainment Weekly , Grade: A- "Visceral, heart-wrenching...Mathis brings considerable empathic gifts to the detailed realistic snapshots in Hattie's family album, and to the sense of displacement that has contributed to generations of troubles and travails." - Jane Ciabattari, San Francisco Chronicle "Full of conflict and emotion...all of the chapters have moments of grace, despair, and hope and different characters will likely resonate with different readers. The range of emotion and experience demonstrates how a family can stretch out in every direction and then be pulled up by the taut cords of love, responsibili…mehr