Une autre bonne nouvelle pour l’écrivaine californienne qui vient aussi de se faire dédier une journée spéciale par le maire de Santa Cruz, sa ville natale : « The Karen Joy Fowler Day » !
WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES de l’auteure américaine Karen Joy Fowler est shortlisté pour le Man Booker Prize, l’un des prix les plus prestigieux du Royaume-Uni. C’est la première fois que le prix s’ouvre à des auteurs nés en dehors du Commonwealth. Le lauréat sera annoncé le 24 octobre prochain.
Les droits de ce bestseller ont été déjà acquis par Putnam/Marian Wood Books (États-Unis); Serpent’s Tail (Royaume Uni); Goldmann (Allemagne); Kinneret (Israël); Albatros (République Tchèque); Aylak Kitap (Turquie); Ponte alle Grazie (Italie); La Magrana (Espagne-langue catalane); Soft Press (Bulgarie).
“A gripping and surreptitiously intelligent book about a family’s falling apart after a young daughter is sent away… The book is far deeper and more ambitious, however, than its central conceit would lead one to think.” – Khaled Hosseini
“A novel so readably juicy and surreptitiously smart, it deserves all the attention it can get… [T]his is a story of Everyfamily in which loss engraves relationships, truth is a soulful stalker and coming-of-age means facing down the mirror, recognizing the shape-shifting notion of self.” – Barbara Kingsolver, front page of The New York Times Book Review
“It really is a magnificent piece of work. My greatest joy has been handing it to people and telling them they have to read it. They keep coming back to tell me how much they loved it.” – Ann Patchett
“Read this goddamn book.” – Gawker
“Fowler’s novel is superb….Fowler’s smart and exquisitely sad novel provokes us to think about a lot of aspects of our relationship to animals that most of us would rather ignore. – Maureen Corrigan, National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air”
“A strong, unsettling novel . . . Fowler explores the depths of human emotions and delivers a tragic love story that captures our hearts.” – Library Journal (starred review!)
Meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind.
Now her adored older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrorism. And her once lively mother is a shell of her former self, her clever and imperious father now a distant, brooding man.
And Fern, Rosemary’s beloved sister, her accomplice in all their childhood mischief? Fern’s is a fate the family, in all their innocence, could never have imagined.