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Under the Influence

Under the Influence


作者  /  Joyce Maynard

出版社 / WILLIAM MORROW AND COMPANY, INC.

出版日期 / 2016/02/23

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$630

售價 / 9折, NT$ 567

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紐約時報暢銷作家,同名電影Labor Day《一日一生》改編的原著作者Joyce Maynard,擅長描述人際關係,透過互動來凸顯內在心緒,細膩,動人。

彰顯不同友誼的意義,生動刻劃出人生中非關對錯,只因維護自身利益而產生的灰色陰影,充滿啟發性,迷人的故事。──Publishers Weekly。

友誼之於人的意義是甚麼呢?是一個尋求溫暖的避風港?是心靈與信仰的寄託?還是吃喝玩樂消磨時光?對於本書的主角Helen而言,不同時期的友誼,有其各自意義與價值。因為酗酒失去婚姻與兒子監護權的她,從勒戒所出來,酒醒之後面對的人生,與她的想像有很大的差別,兒子也在長期疏離下呈現漠然,漸行漸遠。

孤單、茫然、失意的她結識了一對光鮮亮麗,慈善企業家夫婦,Ava 和 Swift Havilland,在這對致力救流浪犬的夫妻身邊,圍繞了許多有如神話般的朋友、前衛藝術和令人眼花繚亂的派對,帶給Helen不同的感官刺激與影響。不僅於此,Ava雖然行動不便,卻樂於助人,對於弱勢的Helen不斷伸出援手──世界上真有不求回報的情感嗎?

在生命轉彎的另一個路口,她遇見安靜、一絲不苟的會計師Elliott,與慈善家夫婦是兩個極端,Helen從一開始左右逢源,到後來夾在中間的尷尬與選擇,有黑暗的、彩色的,也有純白的,隱約在背後還有潛在的看不見的,如影隨形,但好像又不同自己的揣想……是閱讀本書很大的樂趣。

或者,作者想要傳遞的是,讓人上癮的不單是酒精或毒品,還有甚麼是戒不掉的癮呢?也許,閱讀,閱讀Joyce Maynard的小說,也是一種。


The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a poignant story about the true meaning—and the true price—of friendship.

Alcohol cost Helen her marriage and custody of David, her seven-year-old son. Though she once had aspirations to be an art photographer, she makes ends meet taking pictures of grade-school children and working society parties for a catering company. Recovering from her addiction, she spends her evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site; weekends, she has awkward visits with her son, but he seems to be drifting away from her, fast.

When she meets Ava and Swift Havilland, the vulnerable Helen is instantly enchanted. Wealthy, connected philanthropists, they have their own charity devoted to the care and welfare of dogs. Their home is filled with glamorous friends, edgy art, and fabulous parties.

As Helen increasingly falls under the Havillands’ influence—running errands, doing random chores, cataloguing Ava’s art collection—Ava and Swift hire a good lawyer to help her regain custody of her son. But the debt Helen owes them is about to come due.

David witnesses an accident involving Swift, his grown son, Cooper, and the daughter of the Havillands’ Guatemalan housekeeper. With David’s future in the balance, Helen must choose between the truth and the friends who have given her everything.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681264061006
ISBN 13 /9780062411532
ISBN 10 /0062411535
EAN /9780062411532

頁數336
尺寸22.9X15.2X2CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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