Life Without Children

Stories
Fr. 22.90
ISBN: 978-1-78733-358-1
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***A GUARDIAN BOOK TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS AUTUMN***

A brilliantly warm, witty and moving portrait of our pandemic lives, told in ten heart-rending short stories

Love and marriage. Children and family. Death and grief. Life touches everyone the same. But living under lockdown, it changes us alone.

In these ten, beautifully moving short stories mostly written over the last year, Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle paints a collective portrait of our strange times. A man abroad wanders the stag-and-hen-strewn streets of Newcastle, as news of the virus at home asks him to question his next move. An exhausted nurse struggles to let go, having lost a much-loved patient in isolation. A middle-aged son, barred from his mother's funeral, wakes to an oncoming hangover of regret.

Told with Doyle's signature warmth, wit and extraordinary eye for the richness that underpins the quiet of our lives, Life Without Children cuts to the heart of how we are all navigating loss, loneliness, and the shifting of history underneath our feet.

'A quietly devastating collection of short stories that brilliantly portrays the pervasive sense of hopelessness that immobilised us during the dog days of Covid' Sunday Times

***A GUARDIAN BOOK TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS AUTUMN***

A brilliantly warm, witty and moving portrait of our pandemic lives, told in ten heart-rending short stories

Love and marriage. Children and family. Death and grief. Life touches everyone the same. But living under lockdown, it changes us alone.

In these ten, beautifully moving short stories mostly written over the last year, Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle paints a collective portrait of our strange times. A man abroad wanders the stag-and-hen-strewn streets of Newcastle, as news of the virus at home asks him to question his next move. An exhausted nurse struggles to let go, having lost a much-loved patient in isolation. A middle-aged son, barred from his mother's funeral, wakes to an oncoming hangover of regret.

Told with Doyle's signature warmth, wit and extraordinary eye for the richness that underpins the quiet of our lives, Life Without Children cuts to the heart of how we are all navigating loss, loneliness, and the shifting of history underneath our feet.

'A quietly devastating collection of short stories that brilliantly portrays the pervasive sense of hopelessness that immobilised us during the dog days of Covid' Sunday Times

Autor Doyle, Roddy
Verlag Random House UK
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Seitenangabe 192 S.
Lieferstatus Lieferbar in 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H21.6 cm x B13.5 cm x D1.4 cm 194 g
Coverlag Jonathan Cape (Imprint/Brand)

Über den Autor Doyle, Roddy

Roddy Doyle, 1958 in Dublin geboren, ist einer der bekanntesten Vertreter der neueren irischen Literatur. Für seinen Roman "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" erhielt er den renommierten Booker Prize, sein Jugendroman "Wildnis" wurde mit dem Luchs des Monats sowie dem Irish Book Award ausgezeichnet und stand auf der Focus-Liste der "Besten 7 Bücher für junge Leser". Roddy Doyle lebt mit seiner Frau und drei Kindern in Dublin.

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