Booth (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780593331439
ISBN: 9780593331439
Editorial: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Autor: Fowler, Karen Joy
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 480
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: Best Book of the YearReal Simple • AARP • USA TodayLonglisted for the 2022 Booker PrizeFrom the Man Booker finalist and bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves comes an epic and intimate novel about the family behind one of the most infamous figures in American history: John Wilkes Booth.In 1822, a secret family moves into a secret cabin some thirty miles northeast of Baltimore, to farm, to hide, and to bear ten children over the course of the next sixteen years. Junius Booth—breadwinner, celebrated Shakespearean actor, and master of the house in more ways than one—is at once a mesmerizing talent and a man of terrifying instability. One by one the children arrive, as year by year, the country draws frighteningly closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war.As the tenor of the world shifts, the Booths emerge from their hidden lives to cement their place as one of the country’s leading theatrical families. But behind the curtains of the many stages they have graced, multiple scandals, family triumphs, and criminal disasters begin to take their toll, and the solemn siblings of John Wilkes Booth are left to reckon with the truth behind the destructively specious promise of an early prophecy.Booth is a startling portrait of a country in the throes of change and a vivid exploration of the ties that make, and break, a family.ReviewMost Anticipated Books 2022Kirkus Reviews • Entertainment Weekly •Virginia Living • Veranda • The Millions • Medium • CNNOne of New York Post’s Best Books of the Month"Fowler’s riveting saga explores these strains of familial devotion and sorrow connecting the colorful Booth brothers and sisters." –Washington Post"An ambitious novel . . . Slow-burning and rich, it illuminates America’s core contradictions." —People Magazine"Vignetted at the edges, full of portents, omens and mysterious reversals of fate . . . [Fowler’s] sentences often sing.” –The New York Times Book Review"Fate, history, and chance collide in Karen Joy Fowler’s riveting historical novel. . . . What elevates Booth is the granular texture of what’s beneath the bald facts: the how and the myriad whats and whys, the truths. And there is also Fowler’s trademark dark humor. . . . A massive achievement. In it, Fowler weaves history, family culture, and human cruelties into an insightful reckoning of a past that seems too much a prologue to our American present." —Boston Globe"Booth doesn’t hold anyone in judgment; like all the best literature, it seeks to better understand the human heart in all its flawed complexity. It’s a haunting book, not just for all its literal ghosts, but for its suggestion that those ghosts still have not been exorcised from this country.” —USA Today“Masterful . . . A dazzling blend of fact and fiction with piercing echoes to today . . . Fowler’s excavation of this material is astonishing in its breadth and specificity, treating events of historical record with the same detail and care as secret bedtime talks and plays staged in treetops.” —San Francisco Chronicle"The historical context [Fowler] offers is of a pre–Civil War America of deep moral divides, political differences tearing close families apart, populism and fanaticism run amok. The similarities to today are riveting and chilling." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"Razor-sharp…Fowler sets the stage in remarkable prose….The nuanced plot is both historically rigorous and richly imagined. This is a winner." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Like the very best historical novels, Booth is a literary feast, offering much more than a riveting story and richly drawn characters. It offers a wealth of commentary about not only our past but also where we are today, and where we may be headed.” —BookPage (starred review)"It's been nine years since we had a new Karen Joy Fowler novel. . . . It's definitely one we deserve.” —Entertainment Weekly"She weaves an intimate, engaging portr
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