Angebote zu "Delight" (6 Treffer)

Kategorien

Shops

Shred, Peter: On the Road to Delight
91,79 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

Erscheinungsdatum: 04.04.2018, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: On the Road to Delight, Titelzusatz: Poems and Short Stories, Autor: Shred, Peter, Verlag: FriesenPress, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: POETRY // General, Rubrik: Belletristik // Lyrik, Dramatik, Essays, Seiten: 348, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 647 gr, Verkäufer: averdo

Anbieter: averdo
Stand: 19.09.2020
Zum Angebot
Earthlings (eBook, ePUB)
12,95 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

Praise for Earthlings: "I loved this book! It easily converted me to being an alien. A radical, hilarious, heartbreaking look at the crap we have all internalized in order to fit in and survive."-Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot"Earthlings takes the mood of colorful disquiet she honed in Convenience Store Woman and pushes it further out. The boy and a girl at the heart of her latest believe they have landed on earth from outer space. Raised by separate families, treated badly, they tack toward each other in this immensely charming, strange and heart-stomping tale. The imagination of this writer grows and grows like outer space. Earthlings should be one of the main fictional events of 2020."-John Freeman, Literary Hub"From the author of 2018's comic gem about a Japanese misfit, Convenience Store Woman, a new novel featuring a young woman who is convinced she is an alien."-Guardian"This is one that should be on everyone's wish list."-Japan Times"In 2020, we finally get our hands on Sayaka Murata's newest novel . . . A new statement by Murata that finding your own freedom is a struggle against family and society which takes sacrifice."-Books and BaoPraise for Convenience Store Woman: "Keiko, a defiantly oddball 36-year-old woman, has worked in a dead-end job as a convenience store cashier in Tokyo for half her life. She lives alone and has never been in a romantic relationship, or even had sex. And she is perfectly happy with all of it . . . Written in plain-spoken prose, the slim volume focuses on a character who in many ways personifies a demographic panic in Japan."-Motoko Rich, New York Times (profile) "A small, elegant and deadpan novel . . . Casts a fluorescent spell . . . A thrifty and offbeat exploration of what we must each leave behind to participate in the world."-Dwight Garner, New York Times "Alienation gets deliciously perverse treatment in Convenience Store Woman . . . The book's true brilliance lies in Murata's way of subverting our expectations . . . With bracing good humor . . . Murata celebrate[s] the quiet heroism of women who accept the cost of being themselves."-John Powers, NPR's Fresh Air "The novel borrows from Gothic romance, in its pairing of the human and the alluringly, dangerously not. It is a love story, in other words, about a misfit and a store . . . Keiko's self-renunciations reveal the book to be a kind of grim post-capitalist reverie: she is an anti-Bartleby, abandoning any shred of identity outside of her work . . . Tranquil-dreamy, even-rooting for its employee-store romance from the bottom of its synthetic heart."-Katy Waldman, New Yorker "An exhilaratingly weird and funny Japanese novel about a long-term convenience store employee. Unsettling and totally unpredictable-my copy is now heavily underlined."-Sally Rooney, Guardian "As intoxicating as a sake mojito . . . A literary prize-winner that's also a page-turner."-John Powers, Vogue "It's the novel's cumulative, idiosyncratic poetry that lingers, attaining a weird, fluorescent kind of beauty all of its own."-Julie Myerson, Guardian "Brilliant, witty, and sweet in ways that recall Amélie and Shopgirl . . . Murata's sparkly writing and knack for odd, beautiful details are totally her own."-Vogue, "13 Books to Thrill, Entertain, and Sustain You This Summer" "A quiet masterpiece . . . Seldom has a narrator been so true to a lack of self, and so triumphantly other."-David Wright, Seattle Times "A spare, quietly brilliant novel . . . Like being lulled into a soft calm."-Arianna Rebolini, BuzzFeed "This magical little book performs this neat accordion track in sentences so clean and crisp it's like they were laminated and placed before you, one at a time, in a well-windex'd cooler . . . The 7-11 Madame Bovary."-John Freeman, Literary Hub "A personal favorite . . . The prose is as crisp as is the aesthetic of [Japan]"-Lauren Christensen, CBS This Morning "Knock-you-off-your-feet good, sucking you wholesale into the strange brain of its narrator . . . Like being beamed down onto a foreign planet, which turns out to be your own . . . May we buy out bookstores' stocks of Convenience Store Woman, and yell Sayaka Murata's name from the rooftops."-Alison Tate Lewis, Electric Literature "A novel that proves sylphlike; spare in its contents, with a masterfully deceptive comic veneer that keeps the reader turning the page."-Zyzzyva "Quirky, memorable."-Times (UK) "Engaging . . . A sure-fire hit of the summer."-Irish Times "Smart and sly . . . Moving, funny, and unsettling."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Dazzling."-Booklist (starred review) "A unique and unexpectedly revealing English language debut."-Kirkus Reviews "A gem of a book. Quirky, deadpan, poignant, and quietly profound, it is a gift to anyone who has ever felt at odds with the world-and if we were truly being honest, I suspect that would be most of us."-Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being "What a weird and wonderful and deeply satisfying book this is. Sayaka Murata is an utterly unique and revolutionary voice. I tore through Convenience Store Woman with great delight."-Jami Attenberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Middlesteins and All Grown Up "A darkly comic, deeply unsettling examination of contemporary life, of alienation, of capitalism, of identity, of conformity. We've all been to this convenience store, whether it's in Japan or somewhere else."-Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer "This is a story about what's normal and not, a drama played on a stage so violently plain it becomes as vivid and surprising as an alien planet. I loved Convenience Store Woman: its brevity, its details, its opinions about life."-Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore "I picked up this novel on a trip to Japan and couldn't put it down. A haunting, dark, and often hilarious take on society's expectations of the single woman. As an extra bonus, it totally transformed my experience of going to convenience stores in Tokyo."-Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot "Convenience Store Woman is a mighty fine book, completely charming. Sayaka Murata is a wonderful writer."-Rabih Alameddine, author of An Unnecessary Woman "Instructions: Open book. Consume contents. Feel charmed, disturbed, and weirdly in love. Do not discard."-Jade Chang, author of The Wangs Vs. the World "Murata creates an original and surreal world in the most unlikely places. Furukura, the convenience store woman, is a strange, complex, gripping protagonist who inadvertently propels her own story forth through a series of subtle actions yet it is through these actions and also the spareness of the author's prose that we see what a master Murata truly is. This book is not only readable, it is fun, thought provoking and at times outrageous and outrageously funny. It is sure to be a standout of the year."-Weike Wang, author of Chemistry "This novel made me laugh. It was the first time for me to laugh in this way: it was absurd, comical, cute . . . audacious, and precise. It was overwhelming."-Hiromi Kawakami, author of The Nakano Thrift Shop

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 19.09.2020
Zum Angebot
Earthlings (eBook, ePUB)
12,95 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

Praise for Earthlings: "I loved this book! It easily converted me to being an alien. A radical, hilarious, heartbreaking look at the crap we have all internalized in order to fit in and survive."-Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot"Earthlings takes the mood of colorful disquiet she honed in Convenience Store Woman and pushes it further out. The boy and a girl at the heart of her latest believe they have landed on earth from outer space. Raised by separate families, treated badly, they tack toward each other in this immensely charming, strange and heart-stomping tale. The imagination of this writer grows and grows like outer space. Earthlings should be one of the main fictional events of 2020."-John Freeman, Literary Hub"From the author of 2018's comic gem about a Japanese misfit, Convenience Store Woman, a new novel featuring a young woman who is convinced she is an alien."-Guardian"This is one that should be on everyone's wish list."-Japan Times"In 2020, we finally get our hands on Sayaka Murata's newest novel . . . A new statement by Murata that finding your own freedom is a struggle against family and society which takes sacrifice."-Books and BaoPraise for Convenience Store Woman: "Keiko, a defiantly oddball 36-year-old woman, has worked in a dead-end job as a convenience store cashier in Tokyo for half her life. She lives alone and has never been in a romantic relationship, or even had sex. And she is perfectly happy with all of it . . . Written in plain-spoken prose, the slim volume focuses on a character who in many ways personifies a demographic panic in Japan."-Motoko Rich, New York Times (profile) "A small, elegant and deadpan novel . . . Casts a fluorescent spell . . . A thrifty and offbeat exploration of what we must each leave behind to participate in the world."-Dwight Garner, New York Times "Alienation gets deliciously perverse treatment in Convenience Store Woman . . . The book's true brilliance lies in Murata's way of subverting our expectations . . . With bracing good humor . . . Murata celebrate[s] the quiet heroism of women who accept the cost of being themselves."-John Powers, NPR's Fresh Air "The novel borrows from Gothic romance, in its pairing of the human and the alluringly, dangerously not. It is a love story, in other words, about a misfit and a store . . . Keiko's self-renunciations reveal the book to be a kind of grim post-capitalist reverie: she is an anti-Bartleby, abandoning any shred of identity outside of her work . . . Tranquil-dreamy, even-rooting for its employee-store romance from the bottom of its synthetic heart."-Katy Waldman, New Yorker "An exhilaratingly weird and funny Japanese novel about a long-term convenience store employee. Unsettling and totally unpredictable-my copy is now heavily underlined."-Sally Rooney, Guardian "As intoxicating as a sake mojito . . . A literary prize-winner that's also a page-turner."-John Powers, Vogue "It's the novel's cumulative, idiosyncratic poetry that lingers, attaining a weird, fluorescent kind of beauty all of its own."-Julie Myerson, Guardian "Brilliant, witty, and sweet in ways that recall Amélie and Shopgirl . . . Murata's sparkly writing and knack for odd, beautiful details are totally her own."-Vogue, "13 Books to Thrill, Entertain, and Sustain You This Summer" "A quiet masterpiece . . . Seldom has a narrator been so true to a lack of self, and so triumphantly other."-David Wright, Seattle Times "A spare, quietly brilliant novel . . . Like being lulled into a soft calm."-Arianna Rebolini, BuzzFeed "This magical little book performs this neat accordion track in sentences so clean and crisp it's like they were laminated and placed before you, one at a time, in a well-windex'd cooler . . . The 7-11 Madame Bovary."-John Freeman, Literary Hub "A personal favorite . . . The prose is as crisp as is the aesthetic of [Japan]"-Lauren Christensen, CBS This Morning "Knock-you-off-your-feet good, sucking you wholesale into the strange brain of its narrator . . . Like being beamed down onto a foreign planet, which turns out to be your own . . . May we buy out bookstores' stocks of Convenience Store Woman, and yell Sayaka Murata's name from the rooftops."-Alison Tate Lewis, Electric Literature "A novel that proves sylphlike; spare in its contents, with a masterfully deceptive comic veneer that keeps the reader turning the page."-Zyzzyva "Quirky, memorable."-Times (UK) "Engaging . . . A sure-fire hit of the summer."-Irish Times "Smart and sly . . . Moving, funny, and unsettling."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Dazzling."-Booklist (starred review) "A unique and unexpectedly revealing English language debut."-Kirkus Reviews "A gem of a book. Quirky, deadpan, poignant, and quietly profound, it is a gift to anyone who has ever felt at odds with the world-and if we were truly being honest, I suspect that would be most of us."-Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being "What a weird and wonderful and deeply satisfying book this is. Sayaka Murata is an utterly unique and revolutionary voice. I tore through Convenience Store Woman with great delight."-Jami Attenberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Middlesteins and All Grown Up "A darkly comic, deeply unsettling examination of contemporary life, of alienation, of capitalism, of identity, of conformity. We've all been to this convenience store, whether it's in Japan or somewhere else."-Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer "This is a story about what's normal and not, a drama played on a stage so violently plain it becomes as vivid and surprising as an alien planet. I loved Convenience Store Woman: its brevity, its details, its opinions about life."-Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore "I picked up this novel on a trip to Japan and couldn't put it down. A haunting, dark, and often hilarious take on society's expectations of the single woman. As an extra bonus, it totally transformed my experience of going to convenience stores in Tokyo."-Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot "Convenience Store Woman is a mighty fine book, completely charming. Sayaka Murata is a wonderful writer."-Rabih Alameddine, author of An Unnecessary Woman "Instructions: Open book. Consume contents. Feel charmed, disturbed, and weirdly in love. Do not discard."-Jade Chang, author of The Wangs Vs. the World "Murata creates an original and surreal world in the most unlikely places. Furukura, the convenience store woman, is a strange, complex, gripping protagonist who inadvertently propels her own story forth through a series of subtle actions yet it is through these actions and also the spareness of the author's prose that we see what a master Murata truly is. This book is not only readable, it is fun, thought provoking and at times outrageous and outrageously funny. It is sure to be a standout of the year."-Weike Wang, author of Chemistry "This novel made me laugh. It was the first time for me to laugh in this way: it was absurd, comical, cute . . . audacious, and precise. It was overwhelming."-Hiromi Kawakami, author of The Nakano Thrift Shop

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 19.09.2020
Zum Angebot
Lily and Dunkin
9,40 CHF *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

'Gephart has written a story that will speak not just to one specific community, but to humanity as a whole.' --VOYA For readers who enjoyed Wonder and Counting by 7's, award-winning author Donna Gephart crafts a compelling dual narrative about two remarkable young people: Lily, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder. Their powerful story will shred your heart, then stitch it back together with kindness, humor, bravery, and love. Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth grade. Dunkin Dorfman, birth name Norbert Dorfman, is dealing with bipolar disorder and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change. * 2017 Southern Book Award Winner-Juvenile Category * Voice Award from the Palm Beach County Action Alliance for Mental Health * NPR's Best Kids' Books of 2016 * Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Older Readers 2016 * New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2016 * Amazon's Top 20 Children's Books of 2016 * Top 10 Audiobooks of 2016, School Library Journal * YALSA 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults * YALSA 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers * ALA 2017 Rainbow Book List -- GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens * Georgia Book Award, 2017-2018 Nominee * Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Nominee, 2018 * Wisconsin State Reading Association's Just One More Page Selection, 2017 * Indie Next Pick Summer 2016 * Junior Library Guild Selection * Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 -- Best Middle Grade & Children's * 2016 Nerdy Book Club Award * 2016 Rainbow Awards -- Best Transgender Book * 2016 Spring Okra Pick -- the Best in Southern Literature 'Gephart clearly has a lot of heart, and she tells their stories with compassion.'--Kirkus 'A thoughtfully and sensitively written work of character-driven fiction that dramatically addresses two important subjects that deserve more widespread attention.'--Booklist, starred 'Gephart sympathetically contrasts the physical awkwardness, uncertainty, and longings of these two outsiders during a few tightly-plotted months, building to a crescendo of revelation…[A] valuable portrait of two teenagers whose journeys are just beginning.'--PW 'This would be a fantastic addition to any middle grade library collection, and is highly recommended for all ages.'--VOYA 'Lily and Dunkin is a delight. Here's a book for anyone who's ever struggled with being different--or anyone who's ever loved someone who bears the burden of difference. . . . Crucial, heart-breaking, and inspiring.' -Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She's Not There and Stuck in the Middle with You

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 19.09.2020
Zum Angebot
Lily and Dunkin
7,99 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

'Gephart has written a story that will speak not just to one specific community, but to humanity as a whole.' --VOYA For readers who enjoyed Wonder and Counting by 7's, award-winning author Donna Gephart crafts a compelling dual narrative about two remarkable young people: Lily, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder. Their powerful story will shred your heart, then stitch it back together with kindness, humor, bravery, and love. Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you're in the eighth grade. Dunkin Dorfman, birth name Norbert Dorfman, is dealing with bipolar disorder and has just moved from the New Jersey town he's called home for the past thirteen years. This would be hard enough, but the fact that he is also hiding from a painful secret makes it even worse. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change. * 2017 Southern Book Award Winner-Juvenile Category * Voice Award from the Palm Beach County Action Alliance for Mental Health * NPR's Best Kids' Books of 2016 * Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Older Readers 2016 * New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2016 * Amazon's Top 20 Children's Books of 2016 * Top 10 Audiobooks of 2016, School Library Journal * YALSA 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults * YALSA 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers * ALA 2017 Rainbow Book List -- GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens * Georgia Book Award, 2017-2018 Nominee * Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Nominee, 2018 * Wisconsin State Reading Association's Just One More Page Selection, 2017 * Indie Next Pick Summer 2016 * Junior Library Guild Selection * Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 -- Best Middle Grade & Children's * 2016 Nerdy Book Club Award * 2016 Rainbow Awards -- Best Transgender Book * 2016 Spring Okra Pick -- the Best in Southern Literature 'Gephart clearly has a lot of heart, and she tells their stories with compassion.'--Kirkus 'A thoughtfully and sensitively written work of character-driven fiction that dramatically addresses two important subjects that deserve more widespread attention.'--Booklist, starred 'Gephart sympathetically contrasts the physical awkwardness, uncertainty, and longings of these two outsiders during a few tightly-plotted months, building to a crescendo of revelation…[A] valuable portrait of two teenagers whose journeys are just beginning.'--PW 'This would be a fantastic addition to any middle grade library collection, and is highly recommended for all ages.'--VOYA 'Lily and Dunkin is a delight. Here's a book for anyone who's ever struggled with being different--or anyone who's ever loved someone who bears the burden of difference. . . . Crucial, heart-breaking, and inspiring.' -Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She's Not There and Stuck in the Middle with You

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 19.09.2020
Zum Angebot

Ähnliche Suchbegriffe