內容簡介 《無聲告白》(Everything I Never Told You》作者吳綺詩(Celeste Ng)又一值得熱烈討論的力作。兩個價值觀相反的母親如何在權力不對等的情況下對峙，最後又導致了什麼樣的後果。小說探索秘密所帶來的影響，藝術與身分認同的本質，母性兇猛的一面，以及相信遵循規則即可避免災厄這樣的想法有多麼地危險。 ｢對怪異到完美的小鎮所描繪的一幅親密且迷人的肖像，它黑暗的底色微微地透顯出來。一本探討母性的小說，強有力又懸疑…吳綺詩探索領養、代孕、流產、隱私與階級的複雜程度，對那些贏得、聲稱、失去母親權益的人不斷地提出質疑…一個了不起的成就。｣-《出版人週刊》星級評論 ｢吳綺詩迷人的第二部小說，多重檢視了身分認同的形成與維護，家庭如何成形，友誼如何被考驗，母性不只來自血緣…一本傑作。｣-《書單》(Booklist)星級評論 克里夫蘭市郊的Shaker Heights，是一個寧靜且進步的小鎮，所有事情，包括馬路的安排、房舍的顏色或是居民要過的成功生活，都是事先計畫好的。體現這種精神的最佳人選莫過於Elena Richardson，規則就是她的指導方針。對Elena來說，任何違反規則的事物，就像燎原的星火，必須要及時撲滅 而Mia Warren則是個與Elena完全相反的女性，她是個頗有知名度的藝術家，也是個單親媽媽，有個早熟的女兒Pearl。當完成了一項藝術作品後，Mia便前往下一個地方開始另一個計畫，Shaker Heights是她最新計畫的地點。Mia承租了Elena的房子，漸漸地，這對母女吸引了Elena的孩子們，特別是Elena最為忽視的么女Izzy。Mia的過去是個秘密，行事作風與超完美小鎮格格不入。 當Mia藝術計畫的同事Bebe後悔出養新生兒，一場嬰兒的監護權大戰開打了，因為領養人是Elena家族的老友，Mia與Elena站在完全對立的一方。凡事都要掌控在手中的Elena決定揭穿Mia的過去，然而Elena的執念卻導致了一個意想不到的結果，付出了毀滅的代價…。 The #1 New York Times bestseller! Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Named a Best Book of the Year by: People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, Paste, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more... “I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” —Jodi Picoult “To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” —Reese Witherspoon “Extraordinary . . . books like Little Fires Everywhere don’t come along often.” —John Green From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned—from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren—an enigmatic artist and single mother—who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town—and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood—and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more.
作者介紹 Celeste Ng (伍綺詩) Celeste Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She graduated from Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Massachusetts Book Award, the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, and the ALA’s Alex Award. Little Fires Everywhere, Ng’s second novel, was a New York Times bestseller, winner of the Ohioana Book Award, and named a best book of the year by over twenty-five publications. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and she was the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.