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Ordinary Decent Criminals: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback)) (English Edition) Kindle电子书
A new edition of one of bestselling author Lionel Shriver’s early novels, reissued 25 years after first publication—an engrossing commentary on the intersection of politics and human relationships, set in turbulent Northern Ireland.
For ten years, Estrin Lancaster has fled Philadelphia. From the Philippines to Berlin, she’s been a traveler without a destination, an expatriate without a motherland. In each of the cities Estrin favors, she manages an apartment, a job, a lover, and never tarries past the first signs of ennui.
Her latest destination is Belfast, in Northern Ireland. After twenty years of ritualized violence, this city, too, is exhausted—a town where when one more bomb explodes in the city center, old ladies blow the dust off their treacle cakes and count their change. Here the lanky and spiteful Farrell O’Phelan, former purveyor of his own bomb-disposal service, technically Catholic but everyone’s aggravation, wrangles through the maze of factions in the North by despising every side. Farrell’s affair with the curious Estrin is nonetheless a meeting of two loners; like hers, Farrell’s marathoning around the planet has become a running in place. In deadlocked Northern Ireland, it has become harder and harder to believe that anything is happening at all.
A grand tragi-comedy—one of the earliest displays of the ambition and intelligence that has since earned Lionel Shriver worldwide acclaim—Ordinary Decent Criminals is about conflict groupies, people terrified of domesticity, who stir up anguish in their lives and their countries to avoid the greater horror of what lies closest to home.
Praise for Lionel Shriver:
‘Shriver proves she is not afraid of anything…’
‘It's a wonder that subject matter on the surface so bleak can be transformed into something so uplifting’
‘You can rely on Lionel Shriver to upend your expectations’
‘Required reading for all mortals’
‘…witty, observant and beautifully controlled’
Lionel Shriver's novels include The New Republic, the National Book Award finalist So Much for That, the New York Times bestseller The Post-Birthday World, and the Orange Prize winner We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. She lives in London and Brooklyn, New York.--此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
- ASIN : B00PQS3Y5Y
- 出版社 : Harper Perennial (2015年8月11日)
- 出版日期 : 2015年8月11日
- 语言 : 英语
- 文件大小 : 1060 KB
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- 纸书页数 : 466页
- > ISBN : 0062390589
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