Michel Faber könyvei a rukkolán
Michel Faber - The Courage Consort
With his elegant prose and perceptive imagination, the bestselling author of The Crimson Petal and the White creates a unique, self-contained world, where the perennial human drama plays out in all its passion and ambiguity. In these acclaimed novellas, Michel Faber takes on the interior world of inventively crafted characters. "The Courage Consort" tells of an a capella vocal ensemble sequestered in a Belgian chateau to rehearse a monstrously complicated new piece. But competing artistic temperaments and sexual needs create as much discordance as the avant-garde music. In "The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps," a lonely woman joins an archaeological dig at Whitby Abbey and unearths a mystery involving a long-hidden murder. In "The Fahrenheit Twins," strange children, identical in all but gender and left alone at the icy zenith of the world by their anthropologist parents, create their own ritual civilization.
Michel Faber - The Fahrenheit Twins
One of the most original and daring writers in English letters, Michel Faber shows his incredible mastery of wildly diverse literary forms with this, his long-awaited second collection of stories. Faber’ s characters in these 17 fictions are often dislocated— fragile beings confronting moments of fracture— in worlds that are both real and surreal. From the achingly sad lives of “ The Safehouse” to the moments of exquisite happiness in “ Vanilla-right Like Eminem” to the futuristic savagery of “ The Fahrenheit Twins,” these are fearless stories that crack our humanity wide open. With his brilliant characterization and pitch-perfect prose, Michel Faber has produced a short story collection that will seal his reputation as one of our most arresting and gifted writers.
Michel Faber - The Book of Strange New Things
'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world...' Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, he boards a flight for a remote and unfamiliar land, a place where the locals are hungry for the teachings of the Bible - his 'book of strange new things'. It is a quest that will challenge Peter's beliefs, his understanding of the limits of the human body and, most of all, his love for Bea. The Book of Strange New Things is a wildly original tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds apart. This momentous novel, Faber's first since The Crimson Petal and the White, sees him at his expectation-defying best.
Michel Faber - Undying
How can you say goodbye to the love of your life? In Undying Michel Faber honours the memory of his wife, who died after a six-year battle with cancer. Bright, tragic, candid and true, these poems are an exceptional chronicle of what it means to find the love of your life. And what it is like to have to say goodbye. All I can do, in what remains of my brief time, is mention, to whoever cares to listen, that a woman once existed, who was kind and beautiful and brave, and I will not forget how the world was altered, beyond recognition, when we met.
Michel Faber - The Crimson Petal and the White
Gripping from the first page, this immense novel is an intoxicating and deeply satisfying read. Faber's most ambitious fictional creation yet, it is sure to affirm his position as one of the most talented and brilliant writers working in the UK. Sugar, an alluring, nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs Castaway, yearns for a better life. Her ascent through the strata of 1870's London society offers us intimacy with a host of loveable, maddening and superbly realised characters. At the heart of this panoramic, multi-layered narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. _The Crimson Petal and the White_ is a big, juicy, must-read of a novel that will delight, enthral, provoke and entertain young and old, male and female.
Michel Faber - The Apple
Enjoy more Sugar. Join Clara at the rat pit. Relax with Mr Bodley as he is lulled to sleep by Mrs Tremain and her girls. Find out what became of Sophie. Michel Faber revisits the world of his bestselling novel The Crimson Petal and the White, conjuring tantalising glimpses of its characters, their lives before we first met them and their intriguing futures. You'll be desperate for more by the time you reluctantly re-emerge into the twenty-first century.
Michel Faber - A bíbor szirom és a fehér
A bíbor szirom és a fehér az 1870-es években játszódik. Sugár, a vonzó tizenkilenc éves szajha jobb életre vágyik. Miközben a londoni társadalom egyik rétegéből a másikba jutva felemelkedik, egész sereg szeretetre méltó vagy ellenszenves, remekül megrajzolt karakterrel ismerkedünk meg. A körképszerű, több szinten zajló történet középpontjában egy fiatal nő küszködése áll, aki fel akarja emelni testét és lelkét a csatornából. Az első oldaltól kezdve magával ragadó, a viktoriánus kor regényeihez mérhető történet rendkívül gazdag, szövevényes, elbűvölő és élvezetes olvasmány. "Egy ilyen könyv jobb, mint a szex." - Time Magazine
Michel Faber - The Fire Gospel
Theo Griepenkerl is a modest academic with an Olympian ego. When he visits a looted museum in Iraq, looking for treasures he can ship back to Canada, he finds nine papyrus scrolls that have lain hidden for two thousand years. Once translated from Aramaic, these prove to be a fifth Gospel, written by an eye-witness of Jesus Christ’s last days. But when Theo decides to share this sensational discovery with the world, he fails to imagine the impact the new Gospel will have on Christians, Arabs, homicidal maniacs and Amazon customers. Like Prometheus’s gift of fire, it has incendiary consequences.
Michel Faber - Under the Skin
"Isserley always drove straight past a hitchhiker when she first saw him, to give herself time to size him up." In Michel Faber's suspenseful first novel, Isserley, an unusual-looking woman with strangely scarred skin, drives through the Scottish Highlands both day and night, looking for just the right male hitchhikers. She picks them up, makes enough small talk to determine she's made a safe choice, then hits a toggle switch on her car, releasing a drug that knocks her victims out. She then takes them to the "farm" where she lives-and where the "processing" takes place-a terrifying procedure involving the removal of various body parts. In this upside-down world that Faber has so strikingly created, animals are human, and humans are known as "vodsels." Isserley, at one time a beautiful "human" covered in fur with a long tail, is now a foreigner in the "vodsel" world, sent there to collect as many victims as possible. And what becomes of the men she collects is just the beginning of an even more sinister secret. In this world, looks are extremely deceiving; it's what's Under the Skin that truly counts. A disturbing, yet thought-provoking metaphor for a society run amok, this ferociously creative fiction debut will linger in readers' imaginations long after they've passed the last hitchhiker on the highway.
Michel Faber - D
_Dhikilo gazed through the doorway at the world beyond. This was her last opportunity to run back to safety. She thought about it. But only for a moment. An adventure was waiting for her._ It all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from the language. First, it vanishes from her parents’ conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside, and from her school dinners. Soon the local dentist and the neighbour’s Dalmatian are missing, and even the Donkey Derby has been called off. Though she doesn’t know why, Dhikilo is summoned to the home of her old history teacher Professor Dodderfield and his faithful Labrador, Nelly Robinson. And this is where our story begins. Set between England and the wintery land of Liminus, a world enslaved by the monstrous Gamp and populated by fearsome, enchanting creatures, _D (A Tale of Two Worlds)_ is a mesmerising tale of friendship and bravery in an uncertain world. Told with simple beauty and warmth, its celebration of moral courage and freethinking is a powerful reminder of our human capacity for strength, hope and justice.
Michel Faber - A felszín alatt
Isserley, aki egy másik világból érkezett földünkre néhány társával, fáradhatatlanul járja Skócia útjait, "megfelelő" stopposokra vadászva. Faber lépésről lépésre bontja ki a jellemeket, a helyzetet, s mire teljes képet kapunk Isserleyről, már el is pusztult. A stopposok kidolgozott, tipikusnak nevezhető jellemek, pszichológiailag megalapozott önálló kis történetet képvisel mindegyik. A Felszín alatt nem igazán horror, nem igazán sci-fi, mégis mind a kettő. Örök irodalmi témát fejt ki: az emberi lét paradoxonját. Felveti a kérdést, mi is teszi igazán emberré az embert? Attól vagyunk emberek, hogy embernek nevezzük magunkat? Vagy attól, hogy le tudunk győzni más fajokat? Attól, hogy otthont teremtünk magunknak? Vagy attól, hogy a természet gyermekei maradunk? Esetleg attól, hogy kommunikálunk? Ezek alapján sem a földi emberek, sem a regényben szereplő idegen, magukat embernek nevező lények nem felelnek meg igazán az ember-képnek: egyik sem "emberebb" a másiknál. Az idegenek társadalma felsőbbrendűnek tartja magát, lenézi az embereket (akiket vodseleknek neveznek), ugyanakkor az ő társadalmuk a legszörnyűbb, legigazságtalanabb társadalmi berendezkedés.
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