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Housekeeping

Verfasser/in: Marilynne Robinson
Verlag: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Belletristik : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award A modern classic, "Housekeeping" is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Medientyp: Belletristik, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Marilynne Robinson
ISBN: 0374173133 9780374173135
OCLC-Nummer: 6602826
Auszeichnungen: PEN/Hemingway Award, 1982.
Beschreibung: 219 pages ; 22 cm
Verfasserangabe: Marilynne Robinson.
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Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award A modern classic, "Housekeeping" is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transcience.

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von lkhunsaker (Veröffentlicht von WorldCat-Nutzern/innen 2009-08-15) Ausgezeichnet Permalink

I first heard of this novel when it was a mandatory read for a fiction class. Finding Robinson's work was the best thing that came from the class.

This first novel is captivating, with the most gorgeous prose I've found from any modern author. The societal issues are real and alive and woven...
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