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To Paradise (平裝本)
定  價:NT$718元
優惠價: 7499
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Instagram話題之作、曼布克決選小說《渺小一生》作者柳原漢雅文學力作。一個虛構的美國,時序橫跨三個世紀,三段不盡相同的人生故事,環繞愛情、家庭、種族、失去等主題展開,巧妙地相互連結、指引,帶領主角們在孤獨、遺憾、愛與恐懼中追尋理想樂園。

From the author of the classic A LITTLE LIFE, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.

In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems).  The fragile young scion of a distinguished family resists betrothal to a worthy suitor, drawn to a charming music teacher of no means.  In a 1993 Manhattan besieged by the AIDS epidemic, a young Hawaiian man lives with his much older, wealthier partner, hiding his troubled childhood and the fate of his father. And in 2093, in a world riven by plagues and governed by totalitarian rule, a powerful scientist’s damaged granddaughter tries to navigate life without him—and solve the mystery of her husband’s disappearances.
 
These three sections are joined in an enthralling and ingenious symphony, as recurring notes and themes deepen and enrich one another: A townhouse in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village; illness, and treatments that come at a terrible cost; wealth and squalor; the weak and the strong; race; the definition of family, and of nationhood; the dangerous righteousness of the powerful, and of revolutionaries; the longing to find a place in an earthly paradise, and the gradual realization that it can’t exist. What unites not just the characters, but these Americas, are their reckonings with the qualities that make us human:  Fear. Love. Shame. Need. Loneliness.
 
TO PARADISE is a fin de siecle novel of marvelous literary effect, but above all it is a work of emotional genius.  The great power of this remarkable novel is driven by Yanagihara’s understanding of the aching desire to protect those we love – partners, lovers, children, friends, family and even our fellow citizens – and the pain that ensues when we cannot.

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