The Mothers : A Novel

The Mothers : A Novel

Bennett, Brit

Editorial Prentice Hall
Fecha de edición octubre 2016 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780735215405
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Resumen del libro

A DAZZLING DEBUT NOVEL FROM AN EXCITING NEW VOICE

THE MOTHERS is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community, and the moments that haunt us most.

All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.

It's the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully manoeuvre, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: what if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.

In entrancing, lyrical prose, THE MOTHERS asks whether a 'what if' can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.

Biografía del autor

Brit Bennett (Oceanside, Califòrnia, 1990) es va formar a les universitats de Stanford i de Michigan, on va obtenir diversos premis literaris. Ha publicat en revistes com The Paris Review, The New York Times, The NYT Magazine i The New Yorker. La seva primera novel-la, The mothers (2016), li va valdre un èxit considerable de crítica i públic i va guanyar el premi de la revista francesa Lire a la millor novel-la estrangera de lx{0026}x02019;any. El mateix any va rebre el premi 5 under 35 de la National Book Foundation, que reconeix els cinc millors escriptors de menys de trenta-cinc anys. La meitat evanescent (Periscopi, 2021) és la primera obra de Bennett que es publica en català, ha estat nominada al National Book Award i ha estat considerada un dels llibres de lx{0026}x02019;any pels principals mitjans nord-americans.




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