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Paul McLeod, patriarch of a Scottish family and a retired newspaper editor, is on a package tour after the death of his wife. The story of his departure from the family home in Scotland and late gesture towards some sort of freedom gives way to his eldest son's life. This a novel about how we live and how family ties can offer redemption and joy.
In this captivating debut novel, Julia Glass depicts the life and loves of the McLeod family during three crucial summers spanning a decade. The story of his departure from the family home in Scotland and late gesture towards some sort of freedom gives way to his eldest son's life (Fenno).
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Produktbeschreibung
Paul McLeod, patriarch of a Scottish family and a retired newspaper editor, is on a package tour after the death of his wife. The story of his departure from the family home in Scotland and late gesture towards some sort of freedom gives way to his eldest son's life. This a novel about how we live and how family ties can offer redemption and joy.
In this captivating debut novel, Julia Glass depicts the life and loves of the McLeod family during three crucial summers spanning a decade. The story of his departure from the family home in Scotland and late gesture towards some sort of freedom gives way to his eldest son's life (Fenno).
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Cornerstone
  • Seitenzahl: 544
  • Erscheinungstermin: 2. Oktober 2003
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 196mm x 137mm x 37mm
  • Gewicht: 380g
  • ISBN-13: 9780099460299
  • ISBN-10: 0099460297
  • Artikelnr.: 11930825
Autorenporträt
Julia Glass was awarded a 2000 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in fiction writing and has won several prizes for her short stories, including three Nelson Algren Awards and the Tobias Wolff Award.
Rezensionen
Enormously accomplished .rich, absorbing, and full of life. -The New Yorker

A warm, wise debut. . . . Three Junes marks a blessed event for readers of literary fiction everywhere. San Francisco Chronicle

Julia Glass s talent sends chills up my spine; Three Junes is a marvel. Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls

Three Junes almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains. Glass s ability to illuminate and deepen the mysteries of her characters lives is extraordinary. Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours

Three Junes brilliantly rescues, then refurbishes, the traditional plot-driven novel. . . Glass has written a generous book about family expectations but also about happiness. The New York Times Book Review

Gorgeous. . . Three Junes goes after the big issues without a trace of fustiness and gives us a memorable hero. Los Angeles Times Book Review

Three Junes is a novel that bursts with the lives of its characters. They move into our hearts, taking up permanent residence, the newest members of the reader s family of choice. Times-Picayune

Fiercely realized. . .luxuriant in its emotional comprehension and the idea, or promise, that anything might happen. Boston Globe

Radiant an intimate literary triptych of lives pulled together and torn apart. Chicago Tribune

Sophisticated . . . Engrossing . . . Catches the surprising twists and turns in family relationships, amid love, loss, hope and regret. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The sort of sparkling debut that marks a writer as one to watch. Daily News

The fluid, evolving nature of family history is at the heart of this assured first novel. Time Out New York

This first novel treats family ties, erotic longing, small children and prolonged deaths from AIDS and cancer with a subtlety that grows from scrupulous unsentimentality. Newsday

Formidable. . . The traditional novel of social relations is very much alive in Three Junes. Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Bowen, among other exemplars, would surely approve. Kirkus Reviews

Brimming with a marvelous cast of intricate characters set in an assortment of scintillating backdrops, Glass's philosophically introspective novel is highly intelligent and well-written. Booklist

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