Sugar Street (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780802160003
ISBN: 9780802160003
Editorial: Grove Press
Autor: Dee, Jonathan
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 224
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: “This propulsive and furious book is as fun to read as it is relentless and unsparing. Deranged and faltering America, Jonathan Dee has your number.” —Joshua Ferris, author of The Dinner PartyIn Jonathan Dee’s elegant and explosive new novel, Sugar Street, an unnamed male narrator has hit the road. Rid of any possible identifiers, his possessions amount to $168,548 in cash stashed in an envelope under his car seat. Vigilantly avoiding security cameras, he drives until he hits a city where his past is unlikely to track him down, and finds a room to rent from a less-than-stable landlady whose need for money outweighs her desire to ask questions. He seems to have escaped his former self. But can he?In a story that moves with swift dark humor and insight, Dee takes us through his narrator’s attempt to disavow his former life of privilege and enter a blameless new existence. Having opted out of his material possessions and human connections, the pillars of his new self - simplicity, kindness, above all invisibility - grow shakier as he butts up against the daily lives of his neighbors in their politically divided working-class city. With the suspense of a crime thriller and the grace of our best literary fiction, Dee unspools the details of our unlikely hero’s former life and his developing new one in a drumbeat roll up to a shocking final act.Dee has been compared by the Wall Street Journal to authors such as Jonathan Franzen and Jennifer Egan for his expansive, contemporary, social novels; Sugar Street is a leaner, more personal, but still uncannily timely look at the volatile America of today. A risky, engrossing and surprisingly visceral story about a white man trying to escape his own troubling footprint and start his life over.ReviewPraise for Sugar StreetA New York Times Editor’s ChoiceOne of the Washington Post’s 10 Noteworthy Books of September“[Sugar Street’s narrator] is looking not merely to escape, he tells us, but to disappear completely — to murder his former self and live out his remaining days as someone else…it’s in the methodical unpacking of how a human being might effectively cease to exist without actually committing suicide that “Sugar Street” is at its most enthralling.” — New York Times Book Review“[Sugar Street’s] narrator, to an ultimately devastating degree, is unpredictable…Dee is skilled at creating and examining multifaceted tension on the page, sustaining it as his narrator, who hurls contempt at most of the things around him, takes on the very qualities he deems contemptible.”— Minneapolis Star Tribune"An energetic character study of a white man determined to escape from his life...Dee’s work grapples intriguingly with the narrator’s liberal myopia. It stands as a showcase of Dee’s masterly prose." — Publishers Weekly“An unsettling, propulsive, sometimes acidly funny book.” — Kirkus Reviews“A story of the desperation and ultimate impossibility of isolation, Dee’s narrative is a spider web of questions that won’t let readers go, questions like where does insanity begin and end? Readers of Dee’s earlier novels will not want to miss this page-turner.” — Library Journal, starred review“With the skill of a virtuoso, Dee plays his character's shifting voice over its full emotional range-- cunning, desperate, cynical, resigned and more. At barely more than 200 pages, Sugar Street is a novel that easily can be consumed in a single sitting. But that brevity is deceptive, because it's far from a simple book, and the feeling of unease it induces makes it an unsettling reading experience.” — Shelf Awareness“Compelling and thrilling…Dee’s impressive versatility is on display once again in this scintillating and entertaining tale.” — BooklistPraise for The Locals“A bold, vital, and view-expanding novel.”—George Saunders“Amid the heat of today’s vicious political climate, The Locals is a smoke alarm. Listen up.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post“Captivating.”—USA Today
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Envío: Desde EE. UU.
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