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The Chalk Artist

The Chalk Artist


作者  /  Allegra Goodman

出版社 / DIAL PRESS

出版日期 / 2017/05/30

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$499

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《紐約時報》暢銷作家、美國國家圖書獎提名作家雅麗嘉.古德曼

探索藝術在當代文化中的意義與地位,以及藝術救贖的力量

才華洋溢但不得志的粉筆藝術家、不得學生喜愛的英文老師、沉迷於虛擬實境的高中生、偽裝成遊戲玩家的科技公司員工……當現實與虛擬世界的界線逐漸模糊,他們的人生無可避免地產生交集,一切也面臨失控!

才華洋溢的粉筆藝術家柯林從藝術學校輟學,在酒吧當服務生,閒暇之餘在街道上作畫。他總是將自己的畫作清除,就如同他相信人生中沒有什麼是永恆的。他過得十分不快樂,無非是因為無法發揮所長,過著沒有未來的生活,直到他遇見妮娜。

妮娜是位高中英文老師,志在將文學之美傳達給學生,但學生們卻對她不理不睬。其實她根本不需要工作,因為她的爸爸是知名虛擬實境科技公司「仙境」(Arcadia)的執行長,但她卻仍希望能藉老師一職證明自己的實力。她與柯林陷入熱戀,互相肯定對方的夢想與抱負、互相鼓勵,妮娜出於一番好意,介紹他到「仙境」工作,他們的感情卻也因此產生變化……

另一方面,妮娜的學生艾登沉迷於「仙境」的虛擬實境遊戲。白天的他與其他青少年並沒有什麼不同,但到了夜晚,他就成了所向無敵的戰士……他愛上了遊戲裡的角色莉亞,她告訴艾登,只要他完成一項涉及犯罪的危險任務,就提供「仙境」即將發行的新款遊戲給他!殊不知,莉亞的真面目並不是普通玩家,她是「仙境」的員工達芙尼,佯裝為玩家,在遊戲裡接近艾登的角色,真正目的卻是在操縱脆弱青少年的心靈,直到虛擬遊戲腐蝕他們的內心!

即使妮娜察覺到艾登的異狀,也希望能提供協助,她自己卻早已焦頭爛額,眼見柯林ㄧ步步陷入「仙境」的魔爪,他們的感情也岌岌可危!當虛擬世界逐漸成為艾登的現實,所有人都被捲入其中……

A tender affair and the redemptive power of art are at the core of this compelling novel from National Book Award finalist Allegra Goodman, “a romantic realist who dazzles with wit [and] compassion” (The Wall Street Journal).

Collin James is young, creative, and unhappy. A college dropout, he waits tables and spends his free time beautifying the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his medium of choice: chalk. Collin’s art captivates passersby with its vibrant colors and intricate lines—until the moment he wipes it all away. Nothing in Collin’s life is meant to last. Then he meets Nina. . . .

The daughter of a tech mogul who is revolutionizing virtual reality, Nina Lazare is trying to give back as a high school teacher—but her students won’t listen to her. When Collin enters her world, he inspires her to think bigger. Nina wants to return the favor—even if it means losing him. Against this poignant backdrop, Allegra Goodman paints a tableau of students, neighbors, and colleagues: Diana, a teenage girl trying to make herself invisible; her twin brother, Aidan, who’s addicted to the games produced by Nina’s father; and Daphne, a viral-marketing trickster who unites them all, for better or worse. Wise, warm, and enchanting, The Chalk Artist is both a finely rendered portrait of modern love and a celebration of all the realms we inhabit: real and imagined, visual and virtual, seemingly independent yet hopelessly tangled.

Advance praise for The Chalk Artist “All the characters in The Chalk Artist are questers. An inexperienced English teacher yearns to inspire her students, an artist learns to embrace his talent and a gaming addict finds an unexpected connection to the non-virtual world.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681438312002
ISBN 13 /9780399592485
ISBN 10 /0399592482
EAN /9780399592485

頁數352
尺寸23.5X15.6CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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