Le célèbre magazine pour hommes Esquire a sélectionné Rufi Thorpe comme l’une des six écrivaines capables d’apprendre aux hommes comment mieux comprendre l’univers féminin. Les autres auteures sélectionnées dans l’article de l’ancienne star du basketball Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sont : Jennifer Egan, Lorrie Moore, Toni Morrison, Miranda July, Gillian Flynn.
Le très attendu roman de Rufi Thorpe sortira le 9 juillet prochain :
THE GIRLS FROM CORONA DEL MAR
Knopf, July 8, 2014
« Thorpe unflinchingly examines the psychological tug-of-war between friends, and delves in to the pro-choice debate and issues relating to medical malpractice to give the personal narrative heft. The result is a nuanced portrait of two women who are sisters in everything but name. » – Publishers Weekly
A fiercely beautiful, bold novel. A dark, honest exploration of friendship. A debut heralding the arrival of a major literary voice. THE GIRLS FROM CORONA DEL MAR is a novel about friendships—how childhood bonds challenged by loss, illness, parenthood, and distance, either break or sustain. Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers she loves but, despite that love, mistreats, Lorrie Ann is luminous. Lorrie Ann is surrounded by her close-knit family, immune to the mistakes that mar her best friend’s life, until a sudden loss catapults Lorrie Ann into tragedy. Things fall apart, and then fall apart further—and there is nothing Mia can do to help. As good, kind, brave Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia begins to question just who this woman is and what that question means about them both. A staggeringly arresting, honest novel of love, motherhood, loyalty, and the myth of the perfect friendship, THE GIRLS FROM CORONA DEL MAR moves us to ask ourselves just how well we know those we love, what we owe our children, and who we are without our friends. Reminiscent of John Updike and Lorrie Moore.Rufi Thorpe is a name you need to remember.
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