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The Nest


作者  /  Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

出版社 / ECCO PRESS

出版日期 / 2016/03/22

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$429

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2016年三月亞馬遜最佳選書

「在這本充滿活力的首部小說中,富含幽默與令人愉悅的諷刺。」--《紐約時報》書評

「一部豐富而引人入勝的小說……Sweeney討人喜愛的角色,全都是古怪的紐約客……充滿活力的小說。來自一位了解她的城市、人與精神的作者,推出的迷人首部小說。」--科克斯書評(Kirkus Review)

「Sweeney的家庭史(family saga)不僅平衡了喜劇與悲劇,更綜合了醜聞與成就、信任與背叛、歸屬與疏離,以及家庭之愛的複雜性,本身既尖刻又充滿溫情。」--Paste Magazine

家家有本難念的經,而Plumb家尤為如此。多年來累積的緊張關係,終於在一個寒冷的下午爆發。Melody、Beatrice和Jack Plumb於紐約聚首,質問剛從戒酒中心出院的哥哥Leo。充滿魅力卻粗心大意的Leo在數月前酒醉駕車,副駕駛座甚至還載了一名十九歲的女服務生。隨之而來的意外,使Plumb家的共同信託基金「The Nest」變得岌岌可危,尤其他們只要再等幾個月,即可拿回全額。「The Nest」由過世的父親所留下,希望這筆錢能成為兒女中年生活的微薄補貼。Plumb家的兄弟姊妹,在這些年來看著「The Nest」的價值隨著股市攀升,也指望這筆錢能解決他們各自的問題。

Melody是住在高檔近郊住宅區的已婚婦女,然而,她有沉重的抵押,以及雙胞胎女兒逐漸逼近的大學學費。古董商Jack背著他的丈夫Walker,把他們兩人共有的海灘小屋拿去擔保,好讓他的商店能持續營業。而Beatrice曾經是前途無量的短篇小說作家,但似乎就是遲遲無法完成她的小說。Leo有辦法拯救他的兄弟姊妹,還有他們所愛的人嗎?或是,所有人都必須重新想像他們一直以來預想的未來?

四名兄弟姊妹前所未見的齊聚一堂,試圖處理昔日的積怨、面對今日的真相、解決Leo的意外帶來情緒與財務上的損失,以及最終必須承認他們在各自的人生中,所作的決定。

這本一鳴驚人的首部作品溫暖、有趣而幽默,作者敏銳描繪金錢為人際關係帶來的影響力、人類的野心如何隨時間推進產生變化,卻也描寫了我們與所愛之人之間,無法剪斷的羈絆與家庭的力量。


A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.

Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a nineteen-year-old waitress as his passenger. The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs' joint trust fund, The Nest, which they are months away from finally receiving. Meant by their deceased father to be a modest mid-life supplement, the Plumb siblings have watched The Nest s value soar along with the stock market and have been counting on the money to solve a number of self-inflicted problems.

Melody, a wife and mother in an upscale suburb, has an unwieldy mortgage and looming college tuition for her twin teenage daughters. Jack, an antiques dealer, has secretly borrowed against the beach cottage he shares with his husband, Walker, to keep his store open. And Bea, a once-promising short-story writer, just can t seem to finish her overdue novel. Can Leo rescue his siblings and, by extension, the people they love? Or will everyone need to reimagine the futures they ve envisioned? Brought together as never before, Leo, Melody, Jack, and Beatrice must grapple with old resentments, present-day truths, and the significant emotional and financial toll of the accident, as well as finally acknowledge the choices they have made in their own lives.

This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love."







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681298755001
ISBN 13 /9780062459398
ISBN 10 /0062459392
EAN /9780062459398

頁數368
尺寸22.9X15.2X2.5CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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