NATIONAL BEST SELLER From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.

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  • EAN 9781524711399
  • Disponibilité Disponible
  • Nombre de pages 289 Pages
  • Longueur 21 cm
  • Largeur 14 cm
  • Poids 347 g
  • Distributeur Olf

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Michael Ondaatje

Né au Sri Lanka en 1943, Michael Ondaatje vit à Toronto. Après une série d'ouvrages avant-gardistes, composés comme des collages (Buddy Bolden, une légende), ce disciple de John Berger publie Le Patient anglais, qui lui vaut le Booker Prize en 1992 et un succès international. Sorti il y a quelques mois en Angleterre et au Canada, La Table des autres a été acclamé par la critique : « Le roman décrit un voyage, celui qui nous mène de l'enfance à l'âge adulte, de la terre natale à un pays autre : c'est Dante traversant les mondes, par un maître de l'art littéraire. » Annie Proulx