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Holding


作者  /  Graham Norton

出版社 / HODDER & STOUGHTON LIMTED

出版日期 / 2017/05/18

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$440

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英國知名節目主持人葛蘭姆.諾頓(Graham Norton)傑出的首部小說,寧靜的小鎮因為一副骨骸,不得不面對過去的失落與遺憾。挖掘真相的過程,也使得一個沒有自信的男人重拾信心。

「摻雜著幽默感的神祕小說…它的敘事深深進入意料之外的瞬間,哀傷且具洞察力…,布局聰明、步調快速,因為玩笑式的機智而特別誘人。」-《柯克斯評論》

Duneen是個愛爾蘭的偏遠小村,村莊的生活平靜無波,直到建商在一處老舊農場上挖出了一具骨骸。

對巡佐PJ來說,謀殺案只出現在教科書上,這個農場屍骨是他第一個面對的真實案件。當局派來警司Linus Dunne監督辦案,PJ卻不甘於做個小角色,他努力地調查,結果又讓他找出一具嬰兒的骨骸。

村民們議論紛紛又惶惶不安,原來那具屍骨是多年前失蹤的Tommy Burke。當時他與兩個女人的情事鬧得沸沸揚揚,一個是原本要嫁給他、如今成為酒鬼母親的Brid;另一個是愛死他、如今覺得成天都是在浪費生命的Evelyn。

PJ身材肥胖,是村民嘲弄的對象,因為調查謀殺案,兩個女人爭相對他示好,他這一生中,還從沒有過這樣的經驗。就在他對案情越挖越深時,他的人身安全也越來越令人堪憂。當真相逐漸浮現,村民們集體隱藏的秘密就要被揭開了…。

憤怒、憎恨與悔意在這個時而尖酸、時而感人的黑色喜劇中流轉,一群讓人喜愛的小人物在作者的妙筆下充滿了生命力,小說也誠摯地顯現了人性的複雜與矛盾。

'A considerable achievement ... one of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years ... in such an understated manner, eschewing linguistic eccentricity ... in favour of genuine characters and tender feeling...this is a fine novel.' John Boyne, Irish Times

'Poised and perceptive' the Sunday Times

'It's funny and wonderfully perceptive' Wendy Holden

'It is beautiful and yet devastatingly sad' Daily Express

'Deeply accomplished...brilliantly observed' Good Housekeeping

'An undercurrent of black comedy accompanies the ripples that ensue - but with a pathos that makes this deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling.' Sunday Mirror

'Strenuously charming...surprisingly tender' Metro

'Heartwarming and observant' Stylist


The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of­ two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste.

So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke - a former­ love of both Brid and Evelyn - the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.

Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

Graham Norton's masterful debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681479361007
ISBN 13 /9781444791983
ISBN 10 /1444791982
EAN /9781444791983

頁數320
尺寸20.5X15.6CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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