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All My Puny Sorrows

Toews, Miriam

Verlag: Knopf Canada, 2014
ISBN 10: 0345808002 / ISBN 13: 9780345808004
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Titel: All My Puny Sorrows

Verlag: Knopf Canada

Erscheinungsdatum: 2014

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: New


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Inhaltsangabe: SHORTLISTED 2014 ? Scotiabank Giller Prize

Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel yet, she brings us the riveting story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life.

You won?t forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive. Yoli is a beguiling mess, wickedly funny even as she stumbles through life struggling to keep her teenage kids and mother happy, her exes from hating her, her sister from killing herself and her own heart from breaking.
But Elf?s latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour. Her long-time agent has been calling and neither Yoli nor Elf?s loving husband knows what to tell him. Can she be nursed back to ?health? in time? Does it matter? As the situation becomes ever more complicated, Yoli faces the most terrifying decision of her life.
All My Puny Sorrows, at once tender and unquiet, offers a profound reflection on the limits of love, and the sometimes unimaginable challenges we experience when childhood becomes a new country of adult commitments and responsibilities. In her beautifully rendered new novel, Miriam Toews gives us a startling demonstration of how to carry on with hope and love and the business of living even when grief loads the heart.

Inhaltsangabe: From one of Canada's most beloved, bestselling authors who meshes laughter and tears like no other: Miriam Toews, with her wry wit and heartstopping poignancy, her irresistible voice, takes us right back to the unforgettable world of A Complicated Kindness.
     Two sisters in their forties, daughters of a "complicated" Mennonite family: Elfreida and Yolandi. Elf, happily married, wealthy, glamorous, sophisticated, is a world-renowned pianist; she wants to die. Yoli, divorced, broke, promiscuous, is author of a soon-to-be defunct series of YA rodeo novels; she wants to keep her sister alive.
     Elf's latest suicide attempt is...well, bad timing: she is 3 weeks away from the opening of her 5-city tour. Her long-time agent Claudio has been calling and neither Yolandi nor Elf's loving husband knows what to tell him. Can she be nursed back to "health" in time? Does it matter? As the cast of characters grows, the situation gets ever more complicated, and Yoli faces the most difficult decision of her life.
     With her familiar wit and poignancy, Miriam Toews takes us on a wild journey that will put your heart in your throat while offering a profound reflection on the duties and limits of familial love, on the right of the individual to dictate the terms of her own death, and on the particular difficulties that women face as they grow older--especially as regards sex, motherhood, guilt and loss. All My Puny Sorrows becomes a startling demonstration of how to carry on with hope and love and the business of living even when grief loads the heart.

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