Mister Pip

ISBN: 9780719569944 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2008 Autor: Lloyd Jones Brand: John Murray General Publishing Division Editură: John Murray General Publishing Division Distribuitor: Gardners Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 240 Stoc: La comandă

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

'Lloyd Jones brings to life the transformative power of fiction . . . This is a beautiful book' Sunday Times

'You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.'

Bougainville, 1991. A small village on a lush tropical island in the South Pacific. Eighty-six days have passed since Matilda's last day of school as, quietly, war is encroaching from the other end of the island.

When the villagers' safe, predictable lives come to a halt, Bougainville's children are surprised to find the island's only white man, a recluse, re-opening the school. Pop Eye, aka Mr Watts, explains he will introduce the children to Mr Dickens. Matilda and the others think a foreigner is coming to the island and prepare a list of much needed items. They are shocked to discover their acquaintance with Mr Dickens will be through Mr Watts' inspiring reading of Great Expectations.

But on an island at war, the power of fiction has dangerous consequences. Imagination and beliefs are challenged by guns. Mister Pip is an unforgettable tale of survival by story; a dazzling piece of writing that lives long in the mind after the last page is finished.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Lloyd Jones
Data Publicarii
2008
Editura
John Murray General Publishing Division
Inaltime
20
Latime
13
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
240
Isbn 10
071956994X
Isbn 13
9780719569944
Bic
FBC
Titlu Original
Mister Pip
Brand
John Murray General Publishing Division
Distribuitor
Gardners
Greutate
168
Premii
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize , Commonwealth Writers Prize, Kiriyama Prize
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