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The Other Typist

The Other Typist
神祕打字員


作者  /  Suzanne Rindell

出版社 / PENGUIN GROUP (USA) INC.

出版日期 / 2013/05/07

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$630

售價 / 9折, NT$ 567

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背景是1923年的紐約,社會亂象環生,充斥著各種偷竊、謀殺、槍殺、脅迫等犯罪。一個打字員Rose Baker,身處在紐約警局管轄區,身分像是個女祭司般左右著人們的命運,她聽取人們的告解,然後將他們送進監獄。但當她離開審訊室,她便回到普通女人的身分,處理些整理文件、準備咖啡的工作。

這是一個女性觀念混亂的時代,也是女性崛起的新世代,舊觀念被打破,新觀念正在醞釀,走在路上到處可見女人燙著鮑伯頭、抽煙、留連於小酒館,他們暢所欲言。受傳統觀念束縛的Rose感受到巨大的轉變且不能適應,然而就在一位年輕女性Odalie加入了打字團一員之後,一切將有所改變。他們成為無話不談的好友,白天一起做著打字工作,夜晚一起留連於酒館,聊著禁忌的話題,漸漸地,Rose發現她對於Odalie有特殊的情感,走進了她從沒想過的世界…。


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"Take a dollop of Alfred Hitchcock, a dollop of Patricia Highsmith, throw in some Great Gatsby flourishes, and the result is Rindell’s debut, a pitch-black comedy about a police stenographer accused of murder in 1920s Manhattan.... A deliciously addictive, cinematically influenced page-turner, both comic and provocative." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
For fans of The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Great Gatsby comes one of the most memorable unreliable narrators in years.
 
Rose Baker seals men’s fates. With a few strokes of the keys that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in prison. A typist in a New York City Police Department precinct, Rose is like a high priestess. Confessions are her job. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings, and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room she is once again the weaker sex, best suited for filing and making coffee.
 
This is a new era for women, and New York is a confusing place for Rose. Gone are the Victorian standards of what is acceptable. All around her women bob their hair, they smoke, they go to speakeasies. Yet prudish Rose is stuck in the fading light of yesteryear, searching for the nurturing companionship that eluded her childhood. When glamorous Odalie, a new girl, joins the typing pool, despite her best intentions Rose falls under Odalie’s spell. As the two women navigate between the sparkling underworld of speakeasies by night and their work at the station by day, Rose is drawn fully into Odalie’s high-stakes world. And soon her fascination with Odalie turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2680772324009
ISBN 13 /9780399164804
ISBN 10 /0399164804
EAN /9780399164804

頁數368
尺寸22.9X15.4X2.3CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文


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