The Unfolding: A Novel (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780735225350
por Viking
ISBN: 9780735225350
Editorial: Viking
Autor: Homes, A.M.
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 416
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: Product Description"In this much-anticipated, wickedly funny and sharply observed political satire, Homes takes readers inside the homes and meeting rooms of a dyed-in-the-wool conservative with big plans for change. This novel of politics and family brings readers to the fault line of American politics, giving voice to the fears and fantasies of the old Republican plutocracy." —The New York Times Book Review"Beyond being good or bad, the characters in this impressive book are, above all things, unpredictable."—Wall Street JournalIn her first novel since the Women’s Prize award-winning May We Be Forgiven, A.M. Homes delivers us back to ourselves in this stunning alternative history that is both terrifyingly prescient, deeply tender and devastatingly funny.The Big Guy loves his family, money and country. Undone by the results of the 2008 presidential election, he taps a group of like-minded men to reclaim their version of the American Dream. As they build a scheme to disturb and disrupt, the Big Guy also faces turbulence within his family. His wife, Charlotte, grieves a life not lived, while his 18-year-old daughter, Meghan, begins to realize that her favorite subject—history—is not exactly what her father taught her.In a story that is as much about the dynamics within a family as it is about the desire for those in power to remain in power, Homes presciently unpacks a dangerous rift in American identity, prompting a reconsideration of the definition of truth, freedom and democracy—and exploring the explosive consequences of what happens when the same words mean such different things to people living together under one roof.From the writer who is always “razor sharp and furiously good” (Zadie Smith), a darkly comic political parable braided with a Bildungsroman that takes us inside the heart of a divided country.Review“A sharply observed, wickedly funny political satire by the reliably brilliant A.M. Homes.”—The New York Times“A strange, scary, often very funny mashup of political thriller and family melodrama…Homes, a fluid writer and brilliant thinker utterly besotted with American politics and history, deftly weaves actual historical facts and personalities into the fictional fabric of the novel.” -- Associated Press"A sharp new satire… Homes captures the flora and fauna of America’s aristocracy with exquisite precision… The dialogue in these cringingly hilarious scenes sparks off the page with such vibrancy that I felt as if I were in the room where it happened… [The Unfolding] offers irresistible reflection on how the audacity of hope got pushed off the rails and fell into the slough of despond.” --Washington Post“‘This can’t happen here’ — that’s how A.M. Homes’ frightening new novel begins. What can’t happen, in the mind of its delusional protagonist, is the election of Barack Obama. What follows is sad, funny, surreal — kind of like living in the 21st century. It earns its place in a growing library of books reacting to, understanding and contextualizing the Jan. 6 insurrection.” --The Chicago Tribune“What hooked me early on was [Homes’s] unvarnished fearlessness, her startlingly refreshing honesty, her willingness to unsettle the reader. Her wit and precision and the pitch, pitch dark of her humor. Her iconic voice, at turns provocative and lurid and absurd and hilarious and poignant, is always whip-smart and timely… Homes never falters on the level of craft. She is a master of scene and dialogue at cross purposes. The novel brims with razor sharp prose and zings with her sensibility.” --The Chicago Review of Books"Cannily crafted, it feels like peering into a top-secret world." --The Hollywood Reporter"A riotously and unsettlingly funny look at one family's unraveling in the wake of the 2008 election….The Unfolding, like Homes's previous works, is packed with her particular brand of irreverent dark humor, which can simultaneously provoke and probe, frustrate and illuminate. Despite its topi
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