Tempest, Kae: The Bricks That Built the Houses

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG BREAKTHROUGH AUTHOR AWARD Kae Tempest's critically acclaimed debut novel, the literary companion to their Mercury-Prize nominated album Everybody Down, takes us into the beating heart of the capital in this multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging 'Soaring . Tempest's flair for language is tempered by their sense of rhythm and pace . Deeply affecting: cinematic in scope; touching in its empathic humanity . Tempest's voice - by turns raging and tender - never falters' New York Times Young Londoners Becky, Harry and Leon are leaving town in a fourth-hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of money. They are running from jealous boyfriends, dead-end jobs, violent maniacs and disgruntled drug dealers, in the hope of escaping the restless tedium of life in south-east London - the place they have always called home. ________________________ *This book has been printed with two different cover designs. We are unable to accept requests for a specific cover. The different covers will be assigned to orders at random*Tempest gets at foundations: If families are houses, then each family member is a cracked brick . This might be Tempest's first novel, but it's also poetry . By artfully intertwining the stories of people who are broken by the city they love, The Bricks That Built the Houses creates a complex narrative that rarely falters and eventually coheres into a strong and lyrical whole
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Verlag Bloomsbury
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2017
Seitenangabe 416 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H19.8 cm x B12.9 cm x D2.5 cm 283 g
Coverlag Bloomsbury Paperbacks (Imprint/Brand)
Autor*in Tempest, Kae
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