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The Man Who Spoke Snakish

The Man Who Spoke Snakish


作者  /  Andrus Kivirahk

譯者  /  Christopher Moseley

出版社 / ATLANTIC BOOKS

出版日期 / 2017/07/06

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$495

售價 / 79折, NT$ 391

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愛沙尼亞暢銷小說,同名桌遊亦大受歡迎。

面對現代化,男孩身負保存傳統的動人寓言。

「如史詩一般又奇異荒誕…最讓人驚訝的是充滿想像力的圖像,從大到足以給人騎的混血蝨子,到俯衝冷海恫嚇騎士與僧侶的無腳飛行救星…Kivirähk以語言、失落與狂熱所布局精妙的故事,強而有力地說出我們這個世界歷來的種種衝突。」-《柯克斯評論》

中古世紀的愛沙尼亞,Leemut與家人住在森林裡,他們過著採集狩獵的生活,是最後一代說蛇語的人類,憑著這種古老的語言,便可以指揮所有的動物。但是,隨著越來越多的人們落腳村莊,只為了種出麥子做出麵包而過起農耕生活,森林的人變得越來越少。農地上的人們,只崇拜一個神,和他們以前在樹林中崇拜的眾神靈完全不同。

除了Leemut和寧願留在森林中的人們,還有不用說話就可以勾引女人的好色熊,喜歡游泳的巨大蝨子,傳說中會飛的青蛙,以及一條名叫Ints的蝰蛇。凡是喜愛《雲圖》作者David Mitchell與英國奇幻作家Terry Pratchett的讀者,必定不願錯過這本奇幻小說。

Unfortunately people and tribes degenerate. They lose their teeth, forget their language, until finally they're bending meekly on the fields and cutting straw with a scythe.

Leemut, a young boy growing up in the forest, is content living with his hunter-gatherer family. But when incomprehensible outsiders arrive aboard ships and settle nearby, with an intriguing new religion, the forest begins to empty - people are moving to the village and breaking their backs tilling fields to make bread. Meanwhile, Leemut and the last forest-dwelling humans refuse to adapt: with bare-bottomed primates and their love of ancient traditions, promiscuous bears, and a single giant louse, they live in shacks, keep wolves, and speak to snakes.

Told with moving and satirical prose, The Man Who Spoke Snakish is a fiercely imaginative allegory about a boy, and a nation, standing on the brink of dramatic change.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681482975000
ISBN 13 /9781611855272
ISBN 10 /1611855276
EAN /9781611855272

頁數448
尺寸19.8X12.9CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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