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The Incarnations

The Incarnations


作者  /  Susan Barker

出版社 / TOUCHSTONE

出版日期 / 2016/05/03

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$560

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以輪迴之說暗喻歷史不斷重複的小說,一部用字炫目的劇力萬鈞之作!

榮譽:
2015年紐約時報顯著書籍獎
2015年柯克斯評論最佳小說

王,是一個北京的計程車司機,翻動汽車遮陽板時,第一封信就這麼掉在腿上。這是一張被火炙過的信,上面寫著:

你是誰?你一定納悶著。我是你的心靈知己,你的老朋友,我回到這有著1600萬人口的城市,就是為了找到你。

接下來的信中,滿滿地寫著王的前世故事:他為了獻祭給神的新娘而逃婚,為了避開成吉思汗成為逃亡的奴隸,鴉片戰爭時期過著漁夫的生活,文化大革命時是個小紅衛兵,他的前世都與這個神祕的”心靈知己”有關,這是橫亙了千年的背叛與密謀。

王不斷地收到這些根本不可能憑空出現的信,於是他相信一定是有人監視著他,這個人聲稱,他認識王超過了一世紀。隨著一封封接到的信,王感覺到那個跟蹤他的人離他越來越近...

作者巧妙地將中國民間故事、歷史、文學經典以及輪迴的概念,編織進這本小說中。作品情節緊湊、令人屏息,揭露歷史循環的本質,正如它所暗示的,過去從來沒有被真正的解決。

New York Times Notable Book of 2015
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2015
Finalist for the 2015 Kirkus Prize for Fiction
Winner of a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize

Hailed by The New York Times for its “wildly ambitious...dazzling use of language” and “mesmerizing storytelling,” The Incarnations is a “brilliant, mind-expanding, and wildly original novel” (Chris Cleave) about a Beijing taxi driver whose past incarnations over one thousand years haunt him through searing letters sent by his mysterious soulmate.

Who are you? you must be wondering. I am your soulmate, your old friend, and I have come back to this city of sixteen million in search of you.

So begins the first letter that falls into Wang’s lap as he flips down the visor in his taxi. The letters that follow are filled with the stories of Wang’s previous lives—from escaping a marriage to a spirit bride, to being a slave on the run from Genghis Khan, to living as a fisherman during the Opium Wars, and being a teenager on the Red Guard during the cultural revolution—bound to his mysterious “soulmate,” spanning one thousand years of betrayal and intrigue.

As the letters continue to appear seemingly out of thin air, Wang becomes convinced that someone is watching him—someone who claims to have known him for over a century. And with each letter, Wang feels the watcher growing closer and closer…

Seamlessly weaving Chinese folklore, history, literary classics, and the notion of reincarnation, this is a taut and gripping novel that reveals the cyclical nature of history as it hints that the past is never truly settled.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681311983008
ISBN 13 /9781501106798
ISBN 10 /1501106791
EAN /9781501106798

頁數400
尺寸20.3X13.2X1.8CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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