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Emma Hooper - Etta ​and Otto and Russell and James
I've ​gone. I've never seen the water, so I've gone there. I will try to remember to come back. Etta's greatest unfulfilled wish, living in the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan, is to see the sea. And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very early one morning, takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 2,000 miles to water. Meanwhile her husband Otto waits patiently at home, left only with his memories. Their neighbour Russell remembers too, but differently - and he still loves Etta as much as he did more than fifty years ago, before she married Otto. The Author Emma Hooper is a musician and writer. As a musician, her solo project 'Waitress for the Bees' tours internationally and has earned her a Finnish Cultural Knighthood. As an author, she has published short stories, non-fiction pieces, poetry and libretti as well as a number of academic papers. She is a research-lecturer at Bath Spa University, in the Commercial Music department, but goes home to cross-country ski in Canada as much as she can afford.

Emma Hooper - Etta ​és Otto és Russell és James
A ​83 éves Etta elindul. 3200 kilométert tesz meg gyalog, hogy lássa az óceánt. Útja során a nyomába szegődik James, a prérifarkas, aki érti az emberi beszédet és énekelni is szeret. Férje, Otto közben türelmesen vár otthon. Russell szintén és vár emlékezik, de másra és másképp. Még mindig ugyanúgy szereti Ettát, mint amikor először meglátta, több mint ötven évvel ezelőtt. A regényben összemosódik a jelen és a múlt, a valóság és a képzelet, csakúgy, mint Alessandro Baricco írásaiban. Legalább annyira költészet, mint próza.

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