Etat de neuf / As new condition 012-00574 9782879295749 Littérature étrangère Broché. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Set over the course of one rainy day in a London suburb, "Arlington"" Park" is a viciously funny portrait of a group of young mothers, each bound to their families, each straining for some kind of independence. As the hours pass, Rachel Cusk's graceful, incisive prose passes through the experience of each mother, following them all from the early-morning scrambling, through car trips and visits to the mall, and finally to a dinner party in the evening, when the husbands return and all the conflicts come to the surface. Penetrating and empathetic, "Arlington Park" is "a domestic adventure about the perils of modern privilege that is as smartly satirical as it is warmly wise" ("Elle").
Review: Set in a moderately posh suburb of London, acclaimed British novelist Rachel Cusk's Arlington Park is a captivating exploration of how the simple act of living can become an excruciating exercise in self-deprivation, hypocrisy, and desperation. Set over the course of a single day, the novel follows a group of young mothers who feel both anger at the husbands who seemingly imprisoned them in a world of minivans and coffee klatches, and resignation about the fates they seem destined to fulfill.
While Arlington Park may deal in toddlers and tater tots, it is certainly not another generic Mommy Lit clone. Cusk is a skilled writer, and in her hands, a dreary lunch at the mall food court is transformed into "lost property, but for people." As the day progresses, we watch as Juliet chops her hair off in a small, if meaningless act of rebellion, Amanda stifles a burning desire to scream at a neighbor's kid for ruining her white sofa, Maisie blames her parents for not loving her enough while throwing her daughter's lunchbox at the kitchen wall, and Christine stuffs chicken breasts while silently cursing her husband for spending too much time getting ready for a dinner party. In each scene, the oppressiveness is almost unbearable, prompting readers to practically beg these women to flee as far and as fast as is humanely possible.
Of course, in driving her readers to the edge of frustration and outrage, Cusk succeeds in creating a novel that penetrates deeper than most. Still, after turning the last page, you might find yourself reaching for a little Mommy Lit candy to take the edge off. --Gisele Toueg
Titel: Arlington Park
Verlag: Olivier (De l')
Zustand: As new
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Used; Good. BROCHE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z44445
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Used; Like New. BROCHE COMME NEUF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AJ9282
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: good. 281 Gramm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M02879295742-G
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: very good. 281 Gramm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M02879295742-V
Buchbeschreibung Faber and Faber, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. Litt?rature ?trang?re. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP65457314
Buchbeschreibung Faber and Faber, 2007. Buchzustand: Very Good. Litt?rature ?trang?re. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP66386811
Buchbeschreibung Robert Laffont, 2007. Couverture souple. Buchzustand: Bon. couverture souple, format moyen , bon état Annotations en page de garde Quelques rousseurs sur les tranches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5-404772
Buchbeschreibung Editions De L'Olivier, 2007. Couverture souple. Buchzustand: Tres bon. couverture souple, format moyen , très bon état. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3-527906
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Used; Very Good. BROCHE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z9185
Buchbeschreibung OLIVIER, 2007. Paperback. Buchzustand: OKAZ. - Nombre de page(s) : 1 vol. (291 p.) - Poids : 298g - Langue : fre - Genre : Littérature Anglo-Saxonne LITTERATURE ETRANGERE OLIVIER. Buchnummer des Verkäufers O585610-666