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Little Fires Everywhere (Penguin LCC US)

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'I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope: how do questions of race stack up against the comfort of privilege, and what role does that play in parenting? Is motherhood a bond forged by blood, or by love? And perhaps most importantly: do the faults of our past determine what we deserve in the future? Be ready to be wowed by Ng's writing& #8212 and unsettled by the mirror held up to one's own beliefs.' & #8212 Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time  & #8220 Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel.& #8221 & #8212 Paula Hawkins, author of  The Girl on the Train  and  Into the Water  & #8220 Witnessing these two families as they commingle and clash is an utterly engrossing, often heartbreaking, deeply empathetic experience . . . It& #8217 s this vast and complex network of moral affiliations& #8212 and the nuanced omniscient voice that Ng employs to navigate it& #8212 that make this novel even more ambitious and accomplished than her debut . . . Our trusty narrator is as powerful and persuasive and delightfully clever as the narrator in a Victorian novel . . . It is a thrillingly democratic use of omniscience, and, for a novel about class, race, family and the dangers of the status quo, brilliantly apt . . . The magic of this novel lies in its power to implicate all of its characters& #8212 and likely many of its readers& #8212 in that innocent delusion [of a post-racial America]. Who set the littles fires everywhere? We keep reading to find out, even as we suspect that it could be us with ash on our hands.& #8221 & #8212 Eleanor Henderson, The New York Times Book Review & #8220 [Ng] captures her setting with an ethnologist& #8217 s authority . . . And there are time-capsule pleasures in her evocation of 1997 . . . The writing is poised.& #8221 & #8212 Wall Street Journal  & #8220 Delectable and engrossing . . . A complex and compulsively readable suburban saga that is deeply invested in mothers and daughters . . . What Ng has written, in this thoroughly entertaining novel, is a pointed and persuasive social critique, teasing out the myriad forms of privilege and predation that stand between so many people and their achievement of the American dream. But there is a heartening optimism, too. This is a book that believes in the transformative powers of art and genuine kindness& #8212 and in the promise of new growth, even after devastation, even after everything has turned to ash.& #8221 & #8212 Boston Globe    & #8220 [Ng] widens her aperture to include a deeper, more diverse cast of characters. Though the book& #8217 s language is clean and straightforward, almost conversational, Ng has an acute sense of how real people (especially teenagers, the slang-slinging kryptonite of many an aspiring novelist) think and feel and communicate. Shaker Heights may be a place where & #8220 things were peaceful, and riots and bombs and earthquakes were quiet thumps, muffled by distance.& #8217 But the real world is never as far away as it seems, of course. And if the scrim can& #8217 t be broken, sometimes you have to burn it down. Grade: A-& #8221 & #8212 Entertainment Weekly & #8220 Stellar . . . The plot is tightly structured, full of echoes and convergence, the characters bound together by a growing number of thick, overlapping threads . . . . Ng is a confident, talented writer, and it& #8217 s a pleasure to inhabit the lives of her characters and experience the rhythms of Shaker Heights through her clean, observant prose. Before she became an author she was a miniaturist& #8212 almost too perfect for a writer of suburban fiction& #8212 and there& #8217 s a lovely, balanced, dioramic quality to this novel. She toggles between multiple points of view, creating a narrative both broad in scope and fine in detail, all while keeping the story moving at a thriller& #8217 s pace.& #8221   & #8212 LA Times   & #8220 Riveting . . . unearthing the ways that race, class, motherhood and belonging intersect to shape each individual . . . Perhaps Ng's most impressive feat is inviting the reader's forgiveness for Mrs. Richardson & #8212 a woman whose own mission for perfection, and strict adherence to rules ultimately become the catalyst for the maelstrom that ensues.& #8221   & #8212 Chicago Tribune  & #8220 Like Sue Monk Kidd or Madeleine Thien, Celeste Ng has a carpenter& #8217 s sure touch in constructing nested, interconnected plots . . . There are few novelists writing today who are as wise, compassionate and unsparing as Ng, about the choices you make, the ones you don& #8217 t, and the price you might pay for missed lives.& #8221 & #8212 Financial Times 'When you're in the mood for family drama that's not your own, Little Fires Everywhere  by Celeste Ng will have you hooked.' & #8212 The Skimm & #8220 Sharp and entertaining& #8212 you can& #8217 t look away even when things are crashing and burning (literally)& #8212 and it possibly ranks up there with all-time great suburbia fiction, like Jeffrey Eugenides& #8217 s  The Virgin Suicides.& #8221 & #8212 Goop & #8220 Opposites attract and also ignite in this thoughtful novel.& #8221 & #8212 People   'Ng writes with the wisdom of a hundred lives lived.& #8221 & #8212 Harpers Bazaar  & #8220 A riveting read and one of our favorite new works of fiction this fall.& #8221 & #8212 Refinery29   & #8220 [Ng] probes privilege and the compromises it requires in a riveting novel.& #8221 & #8212 O, The Oprah Magazine & #8220 A meditation on rules, race, class, insiders, outsiders, motherhood. There is no throwaway character. And after you've raced to the end of the book, you'll want to read it again, to take the ideas and hold them up to the harsh light of 2017. Ng's novel would be a great read in any time period& #8212 but if you& #8217 re struggling with the present moment and how we got here, this novel will do what any good piece of fiction does: illuminate.& #8221 & #8212 Barrie Hardymon, NPR& #8217 s Best Books of 2017 & #8220 Like  Everything I Never Told You, Ng& #8217 s excellent debut, the book plots its way into a smart, accessible conversation about race and class. But free of the restraints of  Everything& #8217 s thriller construction,  Little Fires gives Ng the space and patience to confront how progressive-minded communities approach identity.& #8221 & #8212 GQ.com    & #8220 [A] suspenseful, tense tale.& #8221 & #8212 W Magazine  & #8220 [Ng& #8217 s] descriptions are so dead-on you can practically see the Cleveland skyline as you ride shotgun with these characters.& #8221 & #8212 Glamour & #8220 A meditation on the unspoken pains and contradictions of motherhood. Its story unspools all the raw, knotted tensions that go into making a family . . . Choosing a rambling van over a 401(k) isn't a sign of delinquent parenting in Ng's universe it's just one of a series of possible paths, with its own unique pleasures and pitfalls.& #8221 & #8212 Refinery29  & #8220 Unmissable . . . Ng& #8217 s psychological insight is acute, yet generous . . .  Little Fires Everywhere examines the cruelties that we unwittingly inflict on those we claim to love.& #8221   & #8213 Claire Fallon, HuffPost& #8217 s Best Fiction Books of 2017 & #8220 Takes unerring aim at upper-middle-class America& #8217 s blind spots . . . a nuanced study of mothers and daughters and the burden of not belonging to our families or our communities.& #8221   & #8212 Vogue & #8220 Totally absorbing, each character drawn so well it makes it impossible to decide whose side you& #8217 re on.& #8221   & #8212 Marie Claire & #8220 Ng writes with the wisdom of a hundred lives lived, churning out complex characters mostly sympathetic, sometimes loathsome, but all startlingly human.& #8221 & #8212 HarpersBazaar.com & #8220 Fans of novelist Celeste Ng& #8217 s debut, Everything I Never Told You, and devotees of her resistance-ready Twitter feed can rejoice . . . The story drifts effortlessly between characters each is full and memorable as they coax the novel to its fiery climax. Ng reminds us that action is a choice, and you& #8217 ll want to keep reading until the last irreversible actions play out.& #8221 & #8212 Bust  & #8220 Couldn& #8217 t be more timely . . .   Little Fires Everywhere  might just be the signpost that we need, pointing a way forward with the gentle suggestion that sometimes doing the right thing means breaking some rules.& #8221 & #8212 Paste  & #8220 Compelling . . .  Little Fires Everywhere  invests all of its emotional energies in the relationship between mothers and their children . . . in Ng& #8217 s precisely rendered perfect suburb.& #8221 & #8211 Vox  & #8220 Ng& #8217 s taut class drama is calibrated for fireworks.& #8221 & #8212 New York Magazine, Books to Read This Fall   & #8220 Written with deep empathy and vivid characters who feel true to life, Little Fires Everywhere is a captivating, insightful examination of motherhood, identity, family, privilege, perfectionism, obsession, and the secrets about ourselves we try to hide.& #8221 & #8212 Buzzfeed  & #8220 There are few modern writers as brilliant at capturing the complexities of a family as Celeste Ng . . . The book is smart, nuanced, and exhilarating& #8212 but more than anything, Little Fires Everywhere is a gorgeous exploration of motherhood in its many forms, and the many different paths that women travel to get there.& #8221 & #8212 Shondaland.com  & #8220 Ng& #8217 s uncanny ability to embody multiple viewpoints makes for a powerful, revelatory novel.& #8221   & #8212 BBC.com, Ten Books to Read in September  & #8220 The un-put-downable story that everyone will be talking about this Fall. A must read for book clubs.& #8221 & #8211 PopSugar  & #8220 Equal parts clever, relatable, surprising and unsettling . . . Ng covers a lot of ground here, from class nuance to the nature of conformity. But the story really shines when she examines complex mother-daughter relationships and how they work . . . until they don& #8217 t.& #8221 & #8212 PureWow & #8220 Engrossing . . . Ng& #8217 s characters are authentic and complex, but it& #8217 s her confident narration that will invite readers to settle in for the ride& #8212 a storyteller who knows what she's doing is at the wheel . . . With each revelation,  Little Fires Everywhere  grows more propulsive and insightful, boring through the placid surface of American suburbia.& #8221 & #8212 Dallas Morning News  & #8220 Ng has one-upped herself with her tremendous follow-up novel . . . a finely wrought meditation on the nature of motherhood, the dangers of privilege and a cautionary tale about how even the tiniest of secrets can rip families apart . . . Ng is a master at pushing us to look at our personal and societal flaws in the face and see them with new eyes . . . If Little Fires Everywhere doesn& #8217 t give you pause and help you think differently about humanity and this country& #8217 s current state of affairs, start over from the beginning and read the book again.& #8221   & #8212 San Francisco Chronicle & #8220 The truth is messy for everyone in Little Fires Everywhere. As she did so well in Everything I Never Told You, Ng crafts sympathetic backstories for the characters that make their decisions understandable if not entirely acceptable. She also creates layered portraits, especially of the girls and women, to raise questions about what mothers can give and what their children need when no one can stick to the rules.& #8221 & #8212 St. Louis Post-Dispatch  & #8220 Ng& #8217 s talent for depth of story and character development shines and will stay with you long after you& #8217 ve finished the book.& #8221 & #8212 Richmond Times-Dispatch   & #8220 Immersive and thought-provoking . . . Hang on and prepare to be mesmerized as you meet two families in idyllic Shaker Heights, Ohio.& #8221 & #8212 The Missourian & #8220 A haunting, layered story of mothers and daughters, and how they attract and repel each other.& #8221   & #8212 Seattle Times  & #8220 A multilayered, tightly focused and expertly plotted narrative . . . A deeply impressive novel with the power to provoke and entrance.& #8221   & #8212 Minneapolis Star Tribune   & #8220 One of the best novels of the fall is an emotional tale about motherhood, class and so much more . . .  Everything I Never Told You, was good, but this is better.& #8221   & #8212 AARP.org   & #8220 Mesmerizing . . . The result is a deftly woven plot that examines a multitude of issues, including class, wealth, artistic vision, abortion, race, prejudice and cultural privilege.& #8221   & #8212 BookPage    & #8220 Ng& #8217 s best-selling first novel  Everything I Never Told You  proved her deft hand at crafting family dramas with the deep-rooted tension of a thriller, a skill she puts to pitch-perfect effect in her latest entry . . . that is equal parts simmering and soulful.& #8221   & #8212 HarpersBazaar.com  & #8220 A quiet but powerful look at family, secrets, and running from the past. Once again, Ng has delivered a near-perfect novel.& #8221   & #8212 BookRiot  & #8220 An intricate and captivating portrait of an eerily perfect suburban town with its dark undertones not-quite-hidden from view and a powerful and suspenseful novel about motherhood . . . Ng explores the complexities of adoption, surrogacy, abortion, privacy, and class, questioning all the while who earns, who claims, and who loses the right to be called a mother . . . an impressive accomplishment.& #8221 & #8212 Publishers Weekly (starred review) & #8220 Ng& #8217 s stunning second novel is a multilayered examination of how identities are forged and maintained, how families are formed and friendships tested, and how the notion of motherhood is far more fluid than bloodlines would suggest . . . [A] tour de force.& #8221 & #8212 Booklist (starred review) & #8220 This incandescent portrait of suburbia and family, creativity, and consumerism burns bright . . .  As in Everything I Never Told You, Ng conjures a sense of place and displacement and shows a remarkable ability to see& #8212 and reveal& #8212 a story from different perspectives. The characters she creates here are wonderfully appealing, and watching their paths connect& #8212 like little trails of flame leading inexorably toward one another to create a big inferno& #8212 is mesmerizing, casting into new light ideas about creativity and consumerism, parenthood and privilege. With her second novel, Ng further proves she's a sensitive, insightful writer with a striking ability to illuminate life in America.& #8221 & #8212 Kirkus Reviews (starred) 'Spectacular sophomore work . . . a magnificent, multilayered epic that& #8217 s perfect for eager readers and destined for major award lists.'  & #8212 Library Journal  (starred review) 'Little Fires Everywhere takes us deep into other people's homes and lives and darkest corners. Along the way, Celeste Ng is always witty, engrossing, unsparing and original.' & #8212 Meg Wolitzer  ' Little Fires Everywhere is a dazzlingly protean work& #8212 a comedy of manners that doubles as a social novel and reads like a thriller. By turns wry, heart-rending and gimlet-eyed, it confirms Celeste Ng's genius for gripping literary fiction.' & #8212 Peter Ho Davies, author of The Fortunes   'As if it wasn't totally obvious from her stunning first novel, Little Fires Everywhere showcases what makes Celeste Ng such a masterful writer. The way she examines the complexity of place, and the people who inhabit that place, is some of the most virtuosic, compelling, and wise storytelling that I've seen in a long time. By looking so closely at this community, she opens up the entire world, and it's an amazing experience.'  & #8212 Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang and Perfect Little World   'Yes, it's the story of one Ohio town, but Little Fires Everywhere is not that familiar tale of the underside of the American suburb. It's a powerful work about parenthood and politics, adolescent strife and artistic ambition, and the stark choice between conformity and community. Celeste Ng possesses the remarkable ability to write about the most serious of subjects with the lightest possible touch.' & #8212 Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty   'I cracked open this book mid-morning and did not even move again until it was time to turn on a light. What a joy it was to be so thoroughly taken, to let the chores and clocks and even my own breathing stop while I raced through these pages. Celeste Ng once again proves she is a force to be reckoned with. Little Fires Everywhere is a deft, smoldering masterpiece.' & #8212 Mira Jacob, author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing   'As I read Celeste Ng's second novel I found myself thinking, again and again: How does she know so much? About all of us? How does she write with such perception, such marvelous grace, such daring and generosity? Little Fires Everywhere has the irresistible pace of an expertly tuned thriller, and the observational brilliance of lasting literature. It marks Celeste Ng as a writer of the first rank, among the very best in her generation& #8212 right there with Zadie Smith and Jacqueline Woodson. I was mad for this book.'  & #8212 Joe Hill, author of The Fireman and Heart-Shaped Box & #8220 I was fascinated, not to mention worried about, and frightened of and for, these intriguing characters. Celeste Ng is a powerful and poignant writer whose attention to detail is pitch-perfect. Her intuitive rendering of how and why people behave in such unflattering ways is important. Her writing is honest and rich& #8212 and I love how little fires spread here until they're put out.& #8221 & #8212 Terry McMillan, author of I Almost Forgot About You

Person Celeste Ng
Genre Fremdsprachig
Einband Taschenbuch
ISBN 978-0-7352-2431-5
Abmessungen (B/H/T) 195x128x22mm
Gewicht 253 g