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Speak No Evil

Speak No Evil


作者  /  Uzodinma Iweala

出版社 / HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

出版日期 / 2018/03/06

商品語言 / 英文

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定價 / NT$399

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「這本書是一本很罕見的小說,一開始打開書頁單純想要閱讀,但結束的時候會深深掉進書中的世界,在裡頭清楚看見自己的身影,因為這本小說開始閱讀你」─馬龍‧詹姆斯,《七次謀殺簡史》作者、曼布克獎得主

Paste雜誌、Indie Next Pick、Bustle……眾多媒體票選2018最後期待的小說之一

尼魯出生在富裕的美國首府華盛頓特區,雙親對於所信仰的宗教非常虔誠,尼魯成績優異,在下一個秋天即將進入哈佛就讀,眾人都期待他未來的成就。

故事以尼魯和好友梅蒂斯在她一樣富裕的家中獨處為開端,梅蒂斯向尼魯調情,但他卻突然坦承自己是同性戀。

尼魯的雙親意外發現自己的兒子是同性戀,反應非常激烈,相信兒子一定是發生了什麼問題才會變成同性戀,梅蒂斯則是面對周遭急於定義她的環境感到手足無措,面對這個逐漸變得殘酷、不友善的世界,兩人必須繼續成長,但卻注定都得受點傷。

作者Uzodinma Iweala繼出道作《Beasts of No Nation》後,隔了十三年才再次出書,隨即收到許多正面的評價,本書講述在一個要求循規蹈矩的社會中,擁有不同身分所必須面對的掙扎。

"A lovely slender volume that packs in entire worlds with complete mastery. Speak No Evil explains so much about our times and yet is never anything less than a scintillating, page-turning read."—Gary Shteyngart

"A wrenching, tightly woven story about many kinds of love and many kinds of violence. Speak No Evil probes deeply but also with compassion the cruelties of a loving home. Iweala’s characters confront you in close-up, as viscerally, bodily alive as any in contemporary fiction."—Larissa MacFarquhar


In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences.

On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, D.C., he’s a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: he is queer—an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders—and the one person who seems not to judge him.

When his father accidentally discovers Niru is gay, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed.

In the tradition of Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, Speak No Evil explores what it means to be different in a fundamentally conformist society and how that difference plays out in our inner and outer struggles. It is a novel about the power of words and self-identification, about who gets to speak and who has the power to speak for other people. As heart-wrenching and timely as his breakout debut, Beasts of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala’s second novel cuts to the core of our humanity and leaves us reeling in its wake.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681530304004
ISBN 13 /9780061284922
ISBN 10 /0061284920
EAN /9780061284922
頁數224
尺寸22.9X15.2X2CM
裝訂精裝
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語言英文
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