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Maddie Mortimer: Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

When Lia came to, Anne was perching next to a bed that was not her bed, in a room that was not her room. Her mother’s large planet-black eyes tapped shut every few seconds. She twitched curiously the way birds do when studying their very first hatching, their first glistening object of great and undivided […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Mortimer Maddie, Picador, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 25/08/2022 2 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Patrick Radden Keefe: Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

In the 1940s, Arthur Sackler had watched the introduction of Thorazine. It was a “major” tranquilizer that worked wonders on patients who were psychotic. But the way the Sackler family made its first great fortune was with Arthur’s involvement in marketing the “minor” tranquilizers Librium and Valium. Thorazine was perceived as a heavy-duty solution for […]

Kirjaluotsi Keefe Patrick Radden, Picador, Tietokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 18/06/2022 2 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Raven Leilani: Luster

”I don’t know if I ever liked you,” I say, and bathroom acoustics being what they are, the declaration is magnified and that much more unkind, which makes me feel bad until I see that he is missing a shoe, and I feel it anew, this terrible disappointment in myself that I am happy to […]

Kirjaluotsi Leilani Raven, Picador, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 28/03/2021 0 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Emma Donoghue: The Pull of the Stars

Doctor Lynn peered into the abdominal cavity, which was pulpy with dark juice. She dictated: Liver swollen, signs of internal bleeding. Kidney inflamed and oozing. Colon ulcerated.  I followed her scalpel with my own, taking samples.  She murmured, We could always blame the stars. I beg your pardon, Doctor? That’s what influenza means: influenza delle stelle–the influence of […]

Kirjaluotsi Donoghue Emma, Irlanti, Kanada, Picador, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 13/12/2020 0 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Toshikazu Kawaguchi: Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Hirai looked into Kazu’s eyes and gave a firm, definite nod. Kazu put the coffee in front of Hirai. She picked up the silver kettle from the tray with her right hand and looked at Hirai from underneath her lowered brow. This was the ceremony. The ceremony did not change, no matter who was sitting […]

Kirjaluotsi Japani, Kawaguchi Toshikazu, Picador, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 30/11/2020 2 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Don DeLillo: The Silence

In the second silence all heads turn toward Martin. He speaks of satellites in orbit that are able to see everything. The street where we live, the building we work in, the socks we are wearing. A rain of asteroids. The sky thick with them. Could happen anytime. Asteroids that become meteorites as they approach […]

Kirjaluotsi DeLillo Don, Picador, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 20/11/2020 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Sarah Moss: Summerwater

Dawn. There’s no sunrise, no birdsong. Light seeps over the water, through the branches. The sky is lying on the loch, filling the trees, heavy in the spaces between the pine needles, settling between blades of grass and mottling the pebbles on the beach. Although there’s no distance between cloud and land, nowhere for rain […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Moss Sarah, Picador, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 09/11/2020 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Quartet in Autumn

Letty and Marcia began a more leisurely tidying up. They did not speak of or break into gossip about the two men, who were accepted as part of the office furniture and not considered worthy of comment unless they did something surprisingly out of character. Outside, the pigeons on the roof were picking at each […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Picador, Pym Barbara, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 02/10/2020 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Kiran Millwood Hargrave: The Mercies

Maren knows Mamma has nightmares too. But she doubts her mother wakes with salt on her tongue, the sea mottling her breath. Sometimes Maren wonders whether she brought this life upon them all with her wishing for time alone with Diinna and Mamma. For though Kiberg is close, and Alta not so far, no man […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Millwood Hargrave Kiran, Picador, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 06/05/2020 0 kommenttia 6 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Jessie Burton: The Confession

Since overhearing her and Deborah’s conversation on the night of the pizza, I had become hungrier for more clues about my mother, yet simultaneously more fearful of what I might discover. So far, Connie had proven prickly when questioned about her life, and only liked to talk about things when she could control the information […]

Kirjaluotsi Burton Jessie, Iso-Britannia, Picador, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 15/12/2019 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Jessie Burton: The Muse

Olive fell asleep beside it at four in the morning. The next day, she stood before the painting as the sun cracked low along the sky beyond her window. She never knew she was capable of such work. She had made, for the first time, a picture of such movement and excess and fecundity that […]

Kirjaluotsi Burton Jessie, Iso-Britannia, Picador, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 19/11/2016 2 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää

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