The Seaplane on Final Approach: A Novel (Libro en Inglés)

$ 924.00
ISBN: 9780385547604
por Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385547604
Editorial: Doubleday
Autor: Rukeyser, Rebecca
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 288
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: A TIME Best Book of the Summer • One of The Week's Best Novels of 2022 • A lusty young woman seeks out experience on a remote Alaskan homestead in this erotic and darkly humorous novel that "perfectly telegraphs the suspended animation of tourist-trap life within an eerie life-changing season, the gravity of which will only be felt decades later" (Rachel Yoder, author of Nightbitch)."Humor, insight and just the right amount of raunch."—Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House"Sexy and dark and strange and absolutely perfect."—Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream HouseTourists arrive all summer, by boat or seaplane, at Stu and Maureen Jenkins’s Lavender Island Wilderness Lodge in the Kodiak Archipelago, expecting adventure. But the spontaneity of their authentic Alaskan wilderness experience is meticulously scripted, except when real danger rears its head. Stu and Maureen’s lodge is failing, as is their marriage.Mira has been hired for the season as the lodge’s baker and housekeeper. But she’s also busy gleefully nursing twin obsessions: building a working theory of what constitutes “sleaze” and pursuing a young fisherman she deems the embodiment of all things deliciously sleazy. Her plans become more perverse and elaborate, even as life on Lavender Island starts to unravel.By midseason, it becomes clear that Stu, the jovial, predatory patriarch of the lodge, has turned his sexual attentions to another young employee. As the mood of the lodge spirals into chaos, the inhabitants realize just how isolated Lavender Island really is.The Seaplane on Final Approach brilliantly illuminates the mirage-thin line between the artificial and the feral. In this daring and psychologically razor-sharp debut, Rukeyser’s characters tear aside the facade of good manners to reveal all of our deepest needs and naked desires.ReviewA TIME Best Book of the Summer • A Millions Most Anticipated Book of 2022 • A LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2022 • A Goodreads Best Book of June • A Gloss Best Book of June • An Apartment Therapy Best New Book of June • Lithub 35 Novels You Need To Read This Summer • Thrillist 27 Books We Can't Wait To Read This Summer • One of The Week's Best Novels of 2022"The Seaplane at Final Approach is, like all great coming-of-age stories, a perfect blend of deep, dark humor, sadness, and (of course), adolescent horniness. It’s also a love letter to the specific wildness of a place—“God’s own country,” as the proprietor of the Lavender Island Wilderness Lodge tells it. Whether the place belongs to God or something sleazier, in Rukeyser’s hands, its strange magic bewitched me."—Literary Hub"The Seaplane on Final Approach is a jaunty, perfectly paced and exceptionally well-written coming-of-age story. It is slyly funny, with just the right touch of darkness to take the edge off. [...] the Alaska depicted here – those edgelands where human habitation meets the beginnings of the wilderness – is a landscape of sleaze, and one in which there is only a fine line between the tame and wild."—Times Literary Supplement"Disreputably funny...Rebecca Rukeyser's debut is about how desire ruins everything. Mira is an imaginative voyeur: she likes dreaming up, from bed or the lodge's bakery, what people most want to do...When the end comes, it's catastrophic as well as lengthy, gruesome fun."—The Telegraph (UK)"[A] quirky, wry debut...[A] deftly juggled mix of mercilessly sharp character judgment and gentle compassion for each person’s failings...One for readers who enjoy the current crop of distinctly twisted coming of age tales from female Gen Zers and the sort of dive into dysfunction championed by Ottessa Moshfegh."—The Times (UK)"An illuminating and magical coming-of-age story."—The Daily Mail (UK)"An impressive debut."—The Gloss“If you never quite thought of Alaska as the center of all things lust-worthy and sexy, Rebecca Rukeyser’s debut will have you thinking otherwise.”
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