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The Nest

The Nest
安樂窩


作者  /  Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney 辛西亞.狄普莉絲.史威尼

出版社 / ECCO PRESS

出版日期 / 2017/06/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 口袋裝

定價 / NT$315

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家人是擺脫不了的牽絆
讓彼此失望
給彼此力量

安樂窩是老普拉姆留給四個孩子——老大里歐、二哥傑克、老三碧翠絲,和小妹美樂蒂——的家族基金,設定在小妹美樂蒂四十歲生日時平均分配給四人。然而,就在美樂蒂四十歲生日前,大哥里歐發生了一場荒唐的意外,迫使他們的老媽必須提前動用「安樂窩」來為里歐擦屁股……

里歐要怎麼做才能重新振作,拯救經營著入不敷出的骨董店的傑克、寫作難產的碧翠絲,以及扛著房貸還得支付雙胞胎女兒昂貴學費的美樂蒂?

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, 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.

本書中文書介出自《安樂窩》啟明出版事業股份有限公司出版







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681383678000
ISBN 13 /9780062666420
ISBN 10 /0062666428
EAN /9780062666420

頁數416
尺寸19.3X12.7X3CM
裝訂口袋裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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