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The Chimes

The Chimes


作者  /  Anna Smaill

出版社 / SCEPTRE

出版日期 / 2015/08/27

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$495

售價 / 66折, NT$ 327

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當記憶及過往不復存在,音樂成為崩壞人類行為的最大武器

「清晰的故事走向及極度創新的全新思維」─《英國衛報》
「渾然天成的全新創作,精彩饒富的想像力」─《英國每日郵報》

本書背景設定在一個虛構的倫敦市,當文字記錄及記憶都成為一種禁忌,取而代之的是一種強制性的「洗腦式失憶」。為了確保所有的居民可以準確失憶,當權政府使用一種巨大的樂器─鐘琴,當鐘琴響起,一種無所遁逃的刺耳聲響造成全民大洗腦。這樣的行為,其實就是一種破壞過去,並重新創造現在的過程。每天有如輪迴般的刺耳鐘響,造成許多居民身心的崩潰,因而成為一種沒有自我意識的行屍走肉。過往的回憶對你而言有多重要?如果失去了記憶人類體制將會如何分崩離析?

Anna Smaill首部令人驚嘆的長篇小說,結合美麗及創新的散文風格。一本需要花點耐心去理解作者精湛的詞彙創造力,將拉丁語及音樂專有術語融入小說。熱愛音樂的小提琴手Smaill在本書將音樂視為摧毀人類心智的最大武器,瘋狂而大膽的想像力,精心策畫出一本尖銳且思維豐富的科幻小說。

Anna Smaill是一位專業的小提琴手及詩人。在號稱「紐西蘭作家搖籃」的維多利亞大學創意寫作組拿到碩士學位,奧克蘭大學英國文學系碩士及倫敦大學美國當代詩歌博士。著有詩歌集《The Violinist in Spring 》。曾在東京及倫敦工作,現在與他的丈夫與小孩居住在紐西蘭。
 
A Bookseller Best Debut of 2015

One to Watch 2015 Huffington Post

An Amazon Rising Star

'The Chimes is a remarkable debut. It's inventive, beautifully written, and completely absorbing. I highly recommend it.' Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds

A mind-expanding literary debut composed of memory, music and imagination.

A boy stands on the roadside on his way to London, alone in the rain.

No memories, beyond what he can hold in his hands at any given moment.

No directions, as written words have long since been forbidden.

No parents - just a melody that tugs at him, a thread to follow. A song that says if he can just get to the capital, he may find some answers about what happened to them.

The world around Simon sings, each movement a pulse of rhythm, each object weaving its own melody, music ringing in every drop of air.

Welcome to the world of The Chimes. Here, life is orchestrated by a vast musical instrument that renders people unable to form new memories. The past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is blasphony.

But slowly, inexplicably, Simon is beginning to remember. He emerges from sleep each morning with a pricking feeling, and sense there is something he urgently has to do. In the city Simon meets Lucien, who has a gift for hearing, some secrets of his own, and a theory about the danger lurking in Simon's past.

A stunning debut composed of memory, music, love and freedom, The Chimes pulls you into a world that will captivate, enthral and inspire.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681200766002
ISBN 13 /9781444794502
ISBN 10 /1444794507
EAN /9781444794502

頁數304
尺寸19.8X12.9X2.4CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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