Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?: A Novel

4,07 durchschnittliche Bewertung
( 1.481 Bewertungen bei Goodreads )
 
9781609801359: Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?: A Novel

Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? opens with the line: "The person you love is 72.8% water, and it hasn’t rained for weeks." From there, Brage Award–winning author and playwright Johan Harstad’s debut—previously published to great success in eleven countries and now making its first English-language appearance—tells the story of Mattias, a thirty-something gardener living in Stavanger, Norway, whose idol is Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon: the man who was willing to stand in Neil Armstrong’s shadow in order to work, diligently and humbly, for the success of the Apollo 11 mission. Following a series of personal and professional disasters, Mattias finds himself lying on a rain-soaked road in the desolate, treeless Faroe Islands, population only a few thousand, a wad of bills in his pocket and no memory of how he had come to be there—that’s when a truck approaches him, driven by a troubled, fantastic man with an offer that will shortly change Mattias’s life. And so, surrounded by a vivid and memorable cast of characters—aspiring pop musicians, Caribbean-obsessed psychologists, death-haunted photographers, girls who dream of anonymous men falling in love with them on bus trips, and even Buzz Aldrin himself—launches Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You In All The Confusion?, the epic story of Mattias’s pop-saturated odyssey through the world of unconventional psychiatry, souvenir sheep-making, the Cardigans, and space: the space between himself and other people, a journey maybe as remote and personally dangerous as the trip to the moon itself.

Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

About the Author:

JOHAN HARSTAD, winner of the 2008 Brage Award (previously won by Per Petterson), is a Norwegian author, playwright, graphic designer, drummer, and international sensation, with books published in eleven countries. His first novel, Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You In All The Confusion?, was in 2009 made into a TV series starring The Wire’s Chad Coleman. Harstad lives in Oslo. DEBORAH DAWKIN is a literary translator based in London.

Review:

"This paradoxical desire to be seen without being heralded sets Harstad's hero apart from other tormented young men of contemporary literature . . . [an] ambitious debut."
—Publisher's Weekly

"The austere landscape and people of the Faeroes become players in Harstad’s poetic narrative, half-dramatic and half-comic, which takes on memorable turns with every page as Mattias realizes just how not in control of his destiny he really is.  A modern saga of rocketships, ice floes and dreams of the Caribbean, and great fun to read."
 —Kirkus Reviews
   
"Like Jonathan Safran Foer, Harstad combines formal play and linguistic ferocity with a searing emotional directness."
—Dedi Felman, Words Without Borders

"The fact is that Johan Harstad has a wholly unique voice, simultaneously both concrete and soaring . . . to be able to write in this way, to conjure a situation and construct space and time around it with such linguistic fluency, cannot be learned. You are born with it. Harstad’s fellow countryman Knut Hamsun, who was able to do the same, must be rejoicing in his heaven or wherever he might be."
—Jakob Levinsen, Jyllands-Posten review

"It doesn’t always have to be crime novels that come from Scandinavia. What 27 year-old Johan Harstad has written is quite plainly a work of genius. Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? is as poetic as it is alive."
—Bucherwelt review

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Beste Suchergebnisse bei AbeBooks

1.

Harstad, Johan
ISBN 10: 1609801350 ISBN 13: 9781609801359
Neu Hardcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1EY7SO0032O5

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 2,18
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 2,95
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

2.

Johan Harstad
ISBN 10: 1609801350 ISBN 13: 9781609801359
Neu Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97816098013591.0

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 8,86
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,38
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

3.

Johan Harstad
Verlag: Seven Stories Press,U.S., United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1609801350 ISBN 13: 9781609801359
Neu Hardcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
The Book Depository US
(London, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Seven Stories Press,U.S., United States, 2011. Hardback. Buchzustand: New. English.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? opens with the line: The person you love is 72.8 water, and it hasn t rained for weeks. From there, Brage Award-winning author and playwright Johan Harstad s debut--previously published to great success in eleven countries and now making its first English-language appearance--tells the story of Mattias, a thirty-something gardener living in Stavanger, Norway, whose idol is Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon: the man who was willing to stand in Neil Armstrong s shadow in order to work, diligently and humbly, for the success of the Apollo 11 mission. Following a series of personal and professional disasters, Mattias finds himself lying on a rain-soaked road in the desolate, treeless Faroe Islands, population only a few thousand, a wad of bills in his pocket and no memory of how he had come to be there--that s when a truck approaches him, driven by a troubled, fantastic man with an offer that will shortly change Mattias s life. And so, surrounded by a vivid and memorable cast of characters--aspiring pop musicians, Caribbean-obsessed psychologists, death-haunted photographers, girls who dream of anonymous men falling in love with them on bus trips, and even Buzz Aldrin himself--launches Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You In All The Confusion?, the epic story of Mattias s pop-saturated odyssey through the world of unconventional psychiatry, souvenir sheep-making, the Cardigans, and space: the space between himself and other people, a journey maybe as remote and personally dangerous as the trip to the moon itself. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAT9781609801359

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 16,41
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

4.

Johan Harstad
Verlag: Seven Stories Press,U.S., United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1609801350 ISBN 13: 9781609801359
Neu Hardcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
The Book Depository
(London, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Seven Stories Press,U.S., United States, 2011. Hardback. Buchzustand: New. English.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? opens with the line: The person you love is 72.8 water, and it hasn t rained for weeks. From there, Brage Award-winning author and playwright Johan Harstad s debut--previously published to great success in eleven countries and now making its first English-language appearance--tells the story of Mattias, a thirty-something gardener living in Stavanger, Norway, whose idol is Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon: the man who was willing to stand in Neil Armstrong s shadow in order to work, diligently and humbly, for the success of the Apollo 11 mission. Following a series of personal and professional disasters, Mattias finds himself lying on a rain-soaked road in the desolate, treeless Faroe Islands, population only a few thousand, a wad of bills in his pocket and no memory of how he had come to be there--that s when a truck approaches him, driven by a troubled, fantastic man with an offer that will shortly change Mattias s life. And so, surrounded by a vivid and memorable cast of characters--aspiring pop musicians, Caribbean-obsessed psychologists, death-haunted photographers, girls who dream of anonymous men falling in love with them on bus trips, and even Buzz Aldrin himself--launches Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You In All The Confusion?, the epic story of Mattias s pop-saturated odyssey through the world of unconventional psychiatry, souvenir sheep-making, the Cardigans, and space: the space between himself and other people, a journey maybe as remote and personally dangerous as the trip to the moon itself. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAT9781609801359

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 16,44
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

5.

Johan Harstad
Verlag: Seven Stories Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1609801350 ISBN 13: 9781609801359
Neu Hardcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Seven Stories Press, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M1609801350

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 18,37
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

6.

Johan Harstad
Verlag: SEVEN STORIES PRESS
ISBN 10: 1609801350 ISBN 13: 9781609801359
Neu Hardcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung SEVEN STORIES PRESS. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Buchnummer des Verkäufers B9781609801359

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 12,38
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 7,58
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

7.

Harstad, Johan
Verlag: Seven Stories Press
ISBN 10: 1609801350 ISBN 13: 9781609801359
Neu Hardcover Anzahl: > 20
Anbieter
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Seven Stories Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 1609801350 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SWATI2132121127

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 18,44
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,38
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

8.

Johan Harstad
ISBN 10: 1609801350 ISBN 13: 9781609801359
Neu Anzahl: > 20
Anbieter
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97816098013590000000

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 22,78
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

9.

Harstad, Johan/ Dawkin, Deborah (Translator)
Verlag: Seven Stories Pr (2011)
ISBN 10: 1609801350 ISBN 13: 9781609801359
Neu Hardcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Seven Stories Pr, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Brand New. 480 pages. 9.32x6.29x1.50 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers __1609801350

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 16,86
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 6,55
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

10.

Harstad, Johan
ISBN 10: 1609801350 ISBN 13: 9781609801359
Neu Anzahl: > 20
Anbieter
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung 2011. HRD. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers VR-9781609801359

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 24,29
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,38
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

Es gibt weitere Exemplare dieses Buches

Alle Suchergebnisse ansehen