Annabel

  • Format
  • Bog, paperback
  • Engelsk
  • 480 sider

Beskrivelse

Kathleen Winter's luminous debut novel is a deeply affecting portrait of life in an enchanting seaside town and the trials of growing up unique in a restrictive environment. In 1968, into the devastating, spare atmosphere of the remote coastal town of Labrador, Canada, a child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor fully girl, but both at once. Only three people are privy to the secret--the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbor and midwife, Thomasina. Though Treadway makes the difficult decision to raise the child as a boy named Wayne, the women continue to quietly nurture the boy's female side. And as Wayne grows into adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting society of his father, his shadow-self, a girl he thinks of as "Annabel," is never entirely extinguished. Kathleen Winter has crafted a literary gem about the urge to unveil mysterious truth in a culture that shuns contradiction, and the body's insistence on coming home. A daringly unusual debut full of unforgettable beauty, Annabel introduces a remarkable new voice to American readers.

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Detaljer
  • SprogEngelsk
  • Sidetal480
  • Udgivelsesdato04-01-2011
  • ISBN139780802170828
  • Forlag Grove Press, Black Cat
  • FormatPaperback
  • Udgave0
Størrelse og vægt
  • Vægt453 g
  • Dybde4 cm
  • coffee cup img
    10 cm
    book img
    14,2 cm
    20,8 cm

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