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About Grace

About Grace - Doerr, Anthony - ISBN: 9781476789019
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Bindwijze: Boek, Paperback (12-10-2015)
Genre: Literaire fictie
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Beschrijving

Possessing an unsettling ability to predict random future events, Anchorage resident David Winkler foresees his infant daughter's drowning death and travels thousands of miles to Ohio and the Caribbean to prevent the tragedy, learning about human frailty and the importance of everyday miracles along the way. By the author of The Shell Collector. A first novel. 75,000 first printing

Details

Titel: About Grace
auteur: Doerr, Anthony
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Paperback
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 402
Uitgever: Groothandel - S&S US
Plaats van publicatie: 01
Publicatiedatum: 12-10-2015
NUR: Literaire fictie
Afmetingen: 228 x 139 x 25
Gewicht: 363 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9781476789019
Intern nummer: 34372369

Biografie (woord)

Anthony Doerr is the author of four books, The Shell Collector, About Grace, Four Seasons in Rome, and Memory Wall. His work has won numerous prizes in the U.S., including the Rome Prize, The New York Public Library's Young Lions Awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2007, Granta named Doerr one of the Best Young American Novelists, and in 2011, his story "The Deep" won the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. He lives in the mountains in Boise, Idaho with his wife and two young sons.

Recensie

When Anthony Doerr's "The Shell Collector" was published in 2002, the "Los Angeles Times" called his stories "as close to faultless as any writer -- young or vastly experienced -- could wish for." He won the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Discover Prize, Princeton's Hodder Fellowship, and two O. Henrys, and shared the Young Lions Award. Now he has written one of the most beautiful, wise, and compelling first novels of recent times.David Winkler begins life in Anchorage, Alaska, a quiet boy drawn to the volatility of weather and obsessed with snow. Sometimes he sees things before they happen -- a man carrying a hatbox will be hit by a bus; Winkler will fall in love with a woman in a supermarket. When David dreams that his infant daughter will drown in a flood as he tries to save her, he comes undone. He travels thousands of miles, fleeing family, home, and the future itself, to deny the dream.On a Caribbean island, destitute, alone, and unsure if his child has survived or his wife can forgive him, David is sheltered by a couple with a daughter of their own. Ultimately it is she who will pull him back into the world, to search for the people he left behind.Doerr's characters are full of grief and longing, but also replete with grace. His compassion for human frailty is extraordinarily moving. In luminous prose, he writes about the power and beauty of nature and about the tiny miracles that transform our lives.

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