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Elizabeth Strout: Anything is Possible

The car engine made a few clicking sounds as they sat in silence. “You asked about my mother,” Pete said after a few moments. “Nobody has ever asked about my mother. But the truth is, I don’t know if my mother loved us or not. I don’t know about her in some big way.” He […]

Kirjaluotsi Penguin Books, Strout Elizabeth, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 14 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Mohsin Hamid: Exit West

He prayed fundamentally as a gesture of love for what had gone and would go and could be loved in no other way. When he prayed he touched his parents, who could not otherwise be touched, and he touched a feeling that we are all children who lose our parents, all of us, every man […]

Kirjaluotsi Hamid Mohsin, Pakistan, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Louise Candlish: The Swimming Pool

I see now that I wasn’t thinking straight that weekend. Maybe I hadn’t been thinking straight since the beginning, since that luminous Saturday morning in July when I took my seat at the lido café and came face to face with our bewitching new lake of ultramarine. Since I’d begin seeing Elm Hill in spangled, […]

Kirjaluotsi Candlish Louise, Iso-Britannia, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 0 kommenttia 3 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Alice Munro: Dear life

What he carried with him, all he carried with him, was a lack, something like a lack of air, of proper behaviour in his lungs, a difficulty that he supposed would go on forever. The girl he’d been talking to, whom he’d once known – she had spoken of her children. The loss of her […]

Kirjaluotsi Kanada, Munro Alice, Novellit, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää

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