An elegy for Easterly

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Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, this is an unforgettable collection of powerful stories by a stunning young voice from Zimbabwe. A woman in a township is surrounded by dusty children but longs for a baby of her own; an old man finds that his job making coffins at No Matter Funeral Parlour brings unexpected riches; a politician's widow stands quietly by at her husband's funeral as his colleagues bury an empty casket. Petina Gappah's characters may have ordinary hopes and dreams, but they are living in a world where a loaf of bread costs half a million dollars - a country expected to have only four presidents in a hundred years. In this spirited debut, Gappah evokes the resilience and inventiveness of the people who struggle to live under Robert Mugabe's regime whilst also battling issues common to all people everywhere: failed promises, unfulfilled dreams, and the yearning for something to anchor them to life.
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Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, this is an unforgettable collection of powerful stories by a stunning young voice from Zimbabwe. A woman in a township is surrounded by dusty children but longs for a baby of her own; an old man finds that his job making coffins at No Matter Funeral Parlour brings unexpected riches; a politician's widow stands quietly by at her husband's funeral as his colleagues bury an empty casket. Petina Gappah's characters may have ordinary hopes and dreams, but they are living in a world where a loaf of bread costs half a million dollars - a country expected to have only four presidents in a hundred years. In this spirited debut, Gappah evokes the resilience and inventiveness of the people who struggle to live under Robert Mugabe's regime whilst also battling issues common to all people everywhere: failed promises, unfulfilled dreams, and the yearning for something to anchor them to life.
Tekijä
Sidosasu
Nidottu
Painos
1st paperback ed
Imprint
Faber & Faber
ISBN
9780571246946
Kieli
englanti
Sivut
277
Kustantaja
Julkaisupäivä
01.12.2009
Koko
19.8 x 12.6 x 1.8 cm
Myymäläsaatavuus
Helsinki
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