Anglais The raptures (édition en anglais)

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When several children from the same village start succumbing to a mysterious illness, the quest to discover the cause has devastating and extraordinary consequences. ''Absolutely MAGNIFICENT: dark, witty, charming. I LOVED it.'' MARIAN KEYES ''Utterly absorbing'' LISA MCINERNEY ''Heart-rending, hilarious . . . it''s a belter'' LOUISE KENNEDY ''Blistering...glorious...written from the guts and from the heart.'' LUCY CALDWELL ''An original and exciting work that''s equal parts terrifying, hilarious and memorable.'' SUNDAY TIMES It is late June in Ballylack. Hannah Adger anticipates eight long weeks'' reprieve from school, but when her classmate Ross succumbs to a violent and mysterious illness, it marks the beginning of a summer like no other. As others fall ill, questions about what - or who - is responsible pitch the village into conflict and fearful disarray. Hannah is haunted by guilt as she remains healthy while her friends are struck down. Isolated and afraid, she prays for help. Elsewhere in the village, tempers simmer, panic escalates and long-buried secrets threaten to emerge. Bursting with Carson''s trademark wit, profound empathy and soaring imagination, The Raptures explores how tragedy can unite a small community - and tear it apart. At its heart is the extraordinary resilience of one young girl. As the world crumbles around her, she must find the courage to be different in a place where conforming feels like the only option available. Darkly funny, highly inventive and deeply moving, The Raptures is an unmissable novel of 2022.

Rayons : Littérature > Romans & Nouvelles

  • Auteur(s)

    Jan Carson

  • Éditeur

    Random House Uk

  • Distributeur


  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Poids

    250 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Jan Carson

  • Pays : Irlande
  • Langue : Anglais (irlande)

Jan Carson vit à Belfast, où elle est née dans une famille protestante.
Elle y anime des ateliers artistiques et publie depuis une dizaine d'années.
Comptant parmi les voix émergentes de la scène littéraire contemporaine,
elle est l'auteur d'un premier roman, de recueils de nouvelles et de microfictions, Postcard Stories 1 et 2, pas encore traduits en français.
Les Lanceurs de feu (The Fire Starters), son deuxième roman, a été
lauréat pour l'Irlande de l'édition 2019 du prix de littérature de l'Union
européenne, et finaliste du Dalkey Book Prize.