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Educated


作者  /  Tara Westover

出版社 / Penguin Random House LLC

出版日期 / 2018/10/30

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$420

售價 / 79折, NT$ 332

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「我們都過度照護那些受過完整教育的人,卻忽略了其他躲藏於角落的人們。」─《絕望者之歌:一個美國白人家族的悲劇與重生》作者傑德‧凡斯
「令人揪心卻又充滿無限啟發的作品。」─《虎媽的戰歌》作者蔡美兒

Tara Westover終於在她17歲時正式踏進學校接受教育。生於愛達荷州與世隔絕的深山中,為了迎接末日來臨的一天,她堆存了大量的食品罐頭,和急救求生包睡在一塊。每到夏日她為自稱是產婆及醫師的母親燉煮草藥,冬日則到父親的回收場做資源回收。

Tara的父親極度不信任醫療機構,導致她從未見過任何真正的醫生及護士。每當身上有了傷口,即使是腦震盪或是嚴重燒傷,都是透過父母使用草藥治療。從出生後就徹底與世隔絕,所以Tara家中的小孩沒有任何人接受過正規的教育,也因此造成她的哥哥成為一個極度暴力之人。

直到Tara另一位剛從大學畢業的哥哥返家,她決定嘗試展開一段不一樣的人生。她開始自學數學、文法及科學,並順利通過美國大學入學測驗,因而進入楊百翰大學。Tara攻讀心理學、政治學、哲學和歷史,學習到世界曾經發生的重大事件,例如大屠殺和民權運動等。教育和知識徹底改變了她的人生,帶領她穿越世界角落。

Tara的故事描繪一段人生旅程的自我探索,也探討一段與你最親近的家人脫離關係所帶來的哀傷與對家人的背叛。透過尖銳的文字敘述,教育將如何帶領一個人改變與成長。



‘Educated is a remarkable memoir of a young woman raised in a survivalist family in Idaho who strives for education while still showing great understanding and love for the world she leaves behind.’

– BARACK OBAMA
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Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected.

She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn’t exist.

As she grew older, her father became more radical, and her brother, more violent. At sixteen Tara decided to educate herself. Her struggle for knowledge would take her far from her Idaho mountains, over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d travelled too far. If there was still a way home.

EDUCATED is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with the severing of the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, from her singular experience Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it.
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***Recommended as a summer read by Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe***

'A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage … a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination’ – Sunday Times







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681636628004
ISBN 13 /9781984854858
ISBN 10 /1984854852
EAN /9781984854858

頁數400
尺寸12.9X19.8X3.2CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文




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