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The Core of the Sun

The Core of the Sun


作者  /  Johanna Sinisalo

譯者  /  Lola Rogers

出版社 / ATLANTIC BOOKS

出版日期 / 2017/08/03

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$495

售價 / 9折, NT$ 446

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2000年芬蘭文學獎得主約翰娜.辛尼薩羅(Johanna Sinisalo)最新英譯小說

2017年普羅米修斯最佳圖書獎

挪用喬治.歐威爾《時光機器》所創造的詞彙,又讓人聯想到瑪格麗特.愛特伍德《侍女的故事》。在這本反烏托邦的文學臆測小說中,作者探索了社會規範與個人特質之間的衝突與拉扯。

芬蘭快樂福祉共和國的最高政策,就是維護公共衛生以及穩定社會秩序。政府透過社工篩選出女性化的女童,以作為將來服侍男人的艾洛伊(eloi),她們溫柔、順從,提供男性享樂,並且負責傳宗接代。至於那些智力高、有主見、能夠獨立的女性,則被歸類為莫洛克(morlock),她們只能做粗重的工作,並且不准生育。

Vanna與Manna雙胞胎姊妹,在父親過世後,就被送回芬蘭與祖母同住。當社工來到祖母的農場,評估姊妹倆的性向時,祖母特別叮嚀Vanna必須要模仿妹妹Manna的舉止,才能避免成為莫洛克。Vanna順利通過了測試,成為偽艾洛伊。她在農場上認識了一個男性友人,他給她看許多政府禁止的書,加上她天生的聯覺能力,使的她的人生豐富且多彩,但也因為她的智力與感通能力,使她常常陷入將被政府懲治的恐懼中,而辣椒是唯一可以慰藉她的食物。

芬蘭政府嚴禁一切會讓人上癮的食物,辣椒便是其中之一。Vanna認識了一個名為Jare的男人,兩人做起買賣違禁品 - 辣椒的生意。Jare認識一個秘密的素食團體,他們栽培大量的辣椒,賺取大量的金錢。

做為真正艾洛伊的Manna失蹤了,Vanna必須要找到這個唯一的妹妹。然而,從事非法的辣椒買賣,又聰明機智的Vanna,難道不會成為政府捕捉的對象?

From the author of the Finlandia Award-winning novel Troll: A Love Story, The Core of the Sun further cements Johanna Sinisalo’s reputation as a master of literary speculative fiction and of her country’s unique take on it, dubbed “Finnish weird.” Set in an alternative historical present, in a “eusistocracy”—an extreme welfare state—that holds public health and social stability above all else, it follows a young woman whose growing addiction to illegal chili peppers leads her on an adventure into a world where love, sex, and free will are all controlled by the state.

The Eusistocratic Republic of Finland has bred a new human sub-species of receptive, submissive women, called eloi, for sex and procreation, while intelligent, independent women are relegated to menial labor and sterilized so that they do not carry on their "defective" line. Vanna, raised as an eloi but secretly intelligent, needs money to help her doll-like sister, who has disappeared. Vanna forms a friendship with a man named Jare, and they become involved in buying and selling a stimulant known to the Health Authority to be extremely dangerous: chili peppers. Then Jare comes across a strange religious cult in possession of the Core of the Sun, a chili so hot that it is rumored to cause hallucinations. Does this chili have effects that justify its prohibition? How did Finland turn into the North Korea of Europe? And will Vanna succeed in her quest to find her sister, or will her growing need to satisfy her chili addiction destroy her?

Johanna Sinisalo’s tautly told story of fight and flight is also a feisty, between-the-lines social polemic—a witty, inventive, and fiendishly engaging read.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681482976007
ISBN 13 /9781611855265
ISBN 10 /1611855268
EAN /9781611855265

頁數320
尺寸19.8X12.9CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份0.00




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