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SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2017 'When I finished Sara Baume's new novel I immediately felt sad that I could not send it in the post to the late John Berger. He, too, would have loved it and found great joy in its honesty, its agility, its beauty, its invention. Baume is a writer of outstanding grace and style. She writes beyond the time we live in.' Colum McCann Struggling to cope with urban life - and with life in general - Frankie, a twenty-something artist, retreats to the rural bungalow on 'turbine hill' that has been vacant since her grandmother's death three years earlier. It is in this space, surrounded by nature, that she hopes to regain her footing in art and life. She spends her days pretending to read, half-listening to the radio, failing to muster the energy needed to leave the safety of her haven. Her family come and go, until they don't and she is left alone to contemplate the path that led her here, and the smell of the carpet that started it all.

Finding little comfort in human interaction, Frankie turns her camera lens on the natural world and its reassuring cycle of life and death. What emerges is a profound meditation on the interconnectedness of wilderness, art and individual experience, and a powerful exploration of human frailty.

Rayons : Littérature > Littérature

  • Auteur(s)

    Sara Baume

  • Éditeur

    Windmill Books

  • Distributeur


  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    307 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.8 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.1 cm

  • Poids

    256 g

  • Support principal


Sara Baume

  • Naissance : 1-1-1984
  • Age : 39 ans
  • Pays : Irlande
  • Langue : Anglais (irlande)

Sara Baume est une Irlandaise d'une trentaine d'années vivant dans la campagne de Cork. Sa vie est tout entière tournée vers la littérature, à laquelle elle se dédie corps et âme après avoir étudié les beaux-arts et la création littéraire. Son premier roman, Dans la baie fauve (dont le titre original est Spill Simmer Falter Wither), a été sur la dernière liste du Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year, du Irish Book Award et du Guardian First Book Award 2015.