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News of the World
201612月 

News of the World


作者  /  Paulette Jiles

出版社 / WILLIAM MORROW AND COMPANY, INC.

出版日期 / 2016/10/04

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$595

售價 / 9折, NT$ 536

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美國國家圖書獎(National Book Award)決選名單。News of the World是一本描繪細節與道德複雜的故事,也是精彩的歷史小說,探索家庭、責任、榮譽與信任的邊界。

這是1870年,Jefferson Kyle Kidd上尉穿過整個北德州,為渴望外界訊息的當地人報告來自世界各地的消息,Kidd是個上了年紀的鰥夫,經歷了三次戰爭,其中兩次他還參與過,上尉享受著無根且孤獨的生活。

在Wichita瀑布區,當地人付給他50元金幣,託他將一位年輕的孤兒送到聖安東尼奧她親戚的家裡。就在4年前,一群Kiowa印地安人殺了Johanna的父母與姊姊,只留下這個小女孩孤零零一人並扶養著她。之後被美國軍隊所救,這個10歲大的女孩將再一次離開她所熟知的家。

這一老一少400英哩的旅程,往南穿越不安且無情之地。Johanna已經忘了英文,她把握住每個逃脫的機會,拒絕文明的舉止。但隨著共同經歷的路程,這兩個孤單的倖存者,開始嘗試彼此信任。

當抵達聖安東尼奧,重聚並不快樂也不受歡迎。上尉必須將Johanna交付給她已經遺忘的阿姨與姨丈,而這對夫婦也視Johanna為負擔。Kidd是一個正派的人,他面臨了一個糟糕的抉擇:拋下這個小女孩讓她面對自己的命運,抑或是從法律的觀點,讓自己成為一個兒童綁架者。

It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forging a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.

Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself. Exquisitely rendered and morally complex, News of the World is a brilliant work of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681328365002
ISBN 13 /9780062573896
ISBN 10 /0062573896
EAN /9780062573896

頁數224
尺寸18.8X14X2.3CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
成份


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