Jackie Kay könyvei a rukkolán


Jackie Kay - Trombita
Hetvenéves ​korában meghal Joss Moody, a világhírű dzsessztrombitás. Ekkor derül csak ki, hogy a szerető férj, a gondos apa valójában nő volt. Jackie Kay könyve nem botránykrónika. Csak egy dísztelen, mégis szívhez szóló prózavers. Egységes, mégis kemény könyv. Szeretetről. Gyöngédségről. Hűségről. Önazonosságról. Toleranciáról. Gyermek és szülő viszonyáról. Igaz és hamis barátságról. És sírig tartó hitvestársi kapcsolatról. S közben a háttérben szól a trombita és szól a dzsessz.

Jackie Kay - Trumpet
"Supremely ​humane.... Kay leaves us with a broad landscape of sweet tolerance and familial love."--The New York Times Book Review In her starkly beautiful and wholly unexpected tale, Jackie Kay delves into the most intimate workings of the human heart and mind and offers a triumphant tale of loving deception and lasting devotion. The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret, one that enrages his adopted son, Colman, leading him to collude with a tabloid journalist. Besieged by the press, his widow Millie flees to a remote Scottish village, where she seeks solace in memories of their marriage. The reminiscences of those who knew Joss Moody render a moving portrait of a shared life founded on an intricate lie, one that preserved a rare, unconditional love.

Jackie Kay - Why ​Don't You Stop Talking
Following ​on from her award-winning first novel, "Trumpet", comes a collection of superlative stories. In true Kay style, these small masterpieces cover a great deal of emotional and narrative terrain, from an immaculate observation of the female physiognomy to the bewilderment of the elderly; from silent hidden love to a lifetime reminiscence of an immigrant's England. Warm and tender, frightening and funny, these stories confirm the arrival of a major storyteller. "A stunner. I am heartbroken to have finished it" - Ali Smith. "The beauty of Kay's stories is in how much they continue to resonate long after finishing" - "Time Out". "These pieces contain - and ultimately liberate - definitively human ordinariness, a rigmarole of isolation and love, fidelity and betrayal, noise and silence, birth and death" - "Guardian". "One of the liveliest talents of her generation" - "Sunday Telegraph".