The Tenth Circle

Valutazione media 3,48
( su 102.772 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780340835524: The Tenth Circle

When Daniel Stone was a child, he was the only white boy in a native Eskimo village where his mother taught, and he was teased mercilessly because he was different. He fought back, the baddest of the bad kids: stealing, drinking, robbing and cheating his way out of the Alaskan bush - where he honed his artistic talent, fell in love with a girl and got her pregnant. To become part of a family, he reinvented himself - jettisoning all that anger to become a docile, devoted husband and father. Fifteen years later, when we meet Daniel again, he is a comic book artist. His wife teaches Dante's Inferno at a local college; his daughter, Trixie, is the light of his life - and a girl who only knows her father as the even-tempered, mild-mannered man he has been her whole life. Until, that is, she is date raped... and Daniel finds himself struggling, again, with a powerlessness and a rage that may not just swallow him whole, but destroy his family and his future.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Review:

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult's The Tenth Circle is a metaphorical journey through Dante's Inferno, told through the eyes of a small Maine family whose hidden demons haunt every aspect of their seemingly peaceful existence. Woven throughout the novel are a series of dramatic illustrations that pay homage to the family's patriarch (comic book artist Daniel Stone), and add a unique twist to this gripping, yet somewhat rhetorical tale.

Trixie Stone is an imaginative, perceptive 14 year old whose life begins to unravel when Jason Underhill, Bethel High's star hockey player, breaks up with her, leaving a void that can only be filled by the blood spilled during shameful self-mutilations in the girls' bathroom. While Trixie's dad Daniel notices his daughter's recent change in demeanor, he turns a blind eye, just as he does to the obvious affair his wife Laura, a college professor, is barely trying to conceal. When Trixie gets raped at a friend's party, Daniel and Laura are forced to deal not only with the consequences of their daughter's physical and emotional trauma, but with their own transgressions as well. For Daniel, that means reflecting on a childhood spent as the only white kid in a native Alaskan village, where isolation and loneliness turned him into a recluse, only to be born again after falling in love with his wife. Laura, who blames her family's unraveling on her selfish affair, must decide how to reconcile her personal desires with her loved ones' needs.

The Tenth Circle is chock full of symbolism and allegory that at times can seem oppresive. Still, Picoult's fans will welcome this skillfully told story of betrayal and its many negative, and positive consequences. --Gisele Toueg

Review:

'Jodi Picoult is not one to shy away from fictional controversy; in fact, the more tangled and messy a moral dilemma appears, the better she likes it. (Daily Mail)

'This story of a flawed family on the brink of destruction grips from start to finish' (Publishers Weekly)

'Picoult is an amazing storyteller and as she weaves you deeper into the lives of her flawed families you'll be gripped by their traumas. A further level of narrative is added by Daniel's illustrations, which punctuate the chapters. A sad and complex, but ultimately enthralling read.' ***** (Heat)

Picoult offers a perfectly pitched take on the great mysteries of the heart (Kirkus Reviews)

'Picoult has been incredibly successful in dissecting the pain that family members go through when faced with sensitive and emotive issues . . . Any mother who has turned a blind eye to a too-short skirt or has backed down over unsuitable friends will find The Tenth Circle to be an honest reflection of the more difficult side of family life . . . a touching read and it easily merits a place in the bestseller lists.' (Daily Express)

'Picoult has been incredibly successful in dissecting the pain that family members go through when faced with sensitive and emotive issues . . . Any mother who has turned a blind eye to a too-short skirt or has backed down over unsuitable friends will find The Tenth Circle to be an honest reflection of the more difficult side of family life . . . a touching read and it easily merits a place in the bestseller lists.' (Daily Express)

'This wonderful, sensitive yet exciting tale can only augment Jodi Picoult's already impressive reputation as an author.' (Reviewing the Evidence (website))

'The themes are weighty: adultery, rape, violence and death. But Picoult deftly manoeuvres her way through the characters, taking pains to delve into the psyches of each one. . . Picoult's appreciation of teenage angst is exquisitely unwrapped . . . This book is a well-written, mature and entertaining study of sex, lies and love on family relationships. The Tenth Circle is Picoult's 12th novel, and on this form she's going to leave her readers impatient for more.' (Scotsman)

'An intriguing read' (Closer)

'This portrait of a family on the brink of survival, and the moral questions posed by the journey they undertake, is a fairly gripping read' (Psychologies)

'The pace is compelling and the plot twists and turns its way towards an unexpected conclusion in the freezing lands of Daniel's childhood' (Ireland on Sunday)

'Jodi Picoult has once again produced a compelling and powerful narrative, tackling a sensitive issue with her customary strong characterisation and meticulous research . . . An exceptional novel.' (Waterstone's Books Quarterly)

'Forget looking at difficult topics in blank and white - Picoult will make you consider all the grey areas, in every shade and hue' (Hampshire Society)

'The Tenth Circle is stunning in every sense.' (Daily Record)

'Both romantic and heartbreaking, this is fiction at its best.' (LOVE IT!)

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Jodi Picoult
Editore: Hodder Paperbacks (2007)
ISBN 10: 0340835524 ISBN 13: 9780340835524
Usato Quantità: 4
Da
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hodder Paperbacks, 2007. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP11030611

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 4,17
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Jodi Picoult
Editore: Hodder Paperbacks (2007)
ISBN 10: 0340835524 ISBN 13: 9780340835524
Usato Quantità: 11
Da
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hodder Paperbacks, 2007. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP2907786

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 4,17
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Jodi Picoult
Editore: Hodder Paperbacks (2007)
ISBN 10: 0340835524 ISBN 13: 9780340835524
Usato Quantità: 2
Da
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hodder Paperbacks, 2007. Condizione libro: Fair. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP79366296

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 4,17
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Jodi Picoult
Editore: Hodder Paperbacks (2007)
ISBN 10: 0340835524 ISBN 13: 9780340835524
Usato Quantità: 1
Da
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hodder Paperbacks, 2007. Condizione libro: Fair. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP88244007

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 4,17
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Jodi Picoult
Editore: Hodder Paperbacks (2007)
ISBN 10: 0340835524 ISBN 13: 9780340835524
Usato Quantità: 2
Da
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hodder Paperbacks, 2007. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP8659926

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 4,17
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

JODI PICOULT
Editore: HODDER PAPERBACKS
ISBN 10: 0340835524 ISBN 13: 9780340835524
Usato Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Free State Books
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HODDER PAPERBACKS. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Codice libro della libreria G0340835524I4N00

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 4,17
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

JODI PICOULT
Editore: HODDER PAPERBACKS
ISBN 10: 0340835524 ISBN 13: 9780340835524
Usato Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Second City Books
(Aurora, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HODDER PAPERBACKS. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0340835524I5N00

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 4,17
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Jodi Picoult
Editore: Hodder Paperbacks 19/04/2007 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0340835524 ISBN 13: 9780340835524
Usato Quantità: 3
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hodder Paperbacks 19/04/2007, 2007. Condizione libro: Very Good. Shipped promptly within 24hours. Book is in very good condition - 100% money back guarantee if customers are not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 3426-9780340835524

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 0,86
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,35
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Jodi Picoult
Editore: Hodder Paperbacks 19/04/2007 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0340835524 ISBN 13: 9780340835524
Usato Quantità: 3
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hodder Paperbacks 19/04/2007, 2007. Condizione libro: Good. Shipped promptly within 24hours. Book is in good condition - 100% money back guarantee if customers are not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 8765-9780340835524

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 0,86
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,35
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Jodi Picoult
Editore: Hodder Paperbacks (2007)
ISBN 10: 0340835524 ISBN 13: 9780340835524
Usato Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Ceredigion Book Shop
(Nr Lampeter, CERED, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hodder Paperbacks, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0002114308

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 0,92
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,35
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro