Kate Akinson A God in Ruins

ISBN 13: 9780552776646

A God in Ruins

Valutazione media 3,92
( su 34.088 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780552776646: A God in Ruins

The stunning companion to Kate Atkinson s #1 bestseller "Life after Life"

"" He had been reconciled to death during the war and then suddenly the war was over and there was a next day and a next day. Part of him never adjusted to having a future.

Kate Atkinson s dazzling "Life after Life" explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again.

"A God in Ruins" tells the dramatic story of the twentieth century through Ursula s beloved younger brother Teddy would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have.

An ingenious and moving exploration of one ordinary man s path through extraordinary times, "A God in Ruins" proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age."

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

Review:

An Amazon Best Book of May 2015: Talk about being your own tough act to follow! Having accomplished a near miracle with Life After Life, in which she used a literary-do-over trope to tell the story of a British woman living between and after the two World Wars, Kate Atkinson now dares to write a companion novel that focuses on Life’s heroine Ursula Todd’s brother Teddy. Never mind that careful readers of the first book came away with the impression that Teddy most often turned up dead, in this one he’s an old man trying to come to grips with his post-War life and with a modern world and family. Switching back and forth in time (Atkinson can’t seem to help it...) between memories of his childhood and his present, Teddy emerges as a befuddled and somewhat stodgy old-man version of himself, a startlingly oblivious husband to stalwart Nancy and a wittily rueful father to a grown up daughter (“Viola was the solitary arrow they had shot blindly into the future, not knowing where she would land,” Teddy thinks. “They should have aimed better.”) Teddy never quite got over the War and he suspects that the “fact” of his being alive is as arbitrary as Ursula’s demise(s). (“He had been reconciled to death during the war and then suddenly the war was over and there was a next day and a next day. Part of him never adjusted to having a future.”) Scenes from his past bring back Ursula and other characters from the earlier book so that readers who’ve come this far with Atkinson will feel a tiny thrill of recognition; but new readers needn’t fear they’re missing the joke. There’s way less gimmick here than in the earlier book, and sometimes I almost longed for more; it was so provocative. But whether read alone or as a follow up, A God in Ruins is a novel to savor, another beautiful, tender and sly Atkinsonian glimpse into the world of a so-called ordinary mid-century British family. --Sara Nelson

About the Author:

Kate Atkinson's first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named England's Whitbread Book of the Year in 1996. Since then, she has written eight more ground-breaking, bestselling books, most recently Life After Life. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Kate Atkinson
Editore: Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0552776645 ISBN 13: 9780552776646
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD. A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd - would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war - that great fall of Man from grace - and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction. Those who loved the bestselling Life After Life will recognise Teddy as Ursula Todd s adored younger brother - but for those who have not read it, A God in Ruins stands fully on its own. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780552776646

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,51
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

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

2.

Kate Atkinson
Editore: Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0552776645 ISBN 13: 9780552776646
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD. A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd - would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war - that great fall of Man from grace - and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction. Those who loved the bestselling Life After Life will recognise Teddy as Ursula Todd s adored younger brother - but for those who have not read it, A God in Ruins stands fully on its own. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780552776646

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,53
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

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

3.

Kate Akinson
ISBN 10: 0552776645 ISBN 13: 9780552776646
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97805527766460000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,54
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

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

4.

Kate Atkinson
Editore: Black Swan 2015-12-31 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0552776645 ISBN 13: 9780552776646
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 5
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Black Swan 2015-12-31, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-05331454

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,39
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,27
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Kate Atkinson
Editore: Transworld (2016)
ISBN 10: 0552776645 ISBN 13: 9780552776646
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 20
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Transworld, 2016. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria EH9780552776646

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,37
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,99
Da: Germania a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Atkinson, Kate
Editore: Transworld Publishers Ltd (2016)
ISBN 10: 0552776645 ISBN 13: 9780552776646
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 5
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, 2016. Condizione libro: New. Teddy Todd - would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. Num Pages: 560 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 127. . . 2016. Paperback. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780552776646

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,83
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Atkinson, Kate
Editore: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN 10: 0552776645 ISBN 13: 9780552776646
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 5
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd. Condizione libro: New. Teddy Todd - would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. Num Pages: 560 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 127. . . 2016. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780552776646

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,91
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

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

8.

Atkinson, Kate
Editore: Black Swan (2016)
ISBN 10: 0552776645 ISBN 13: 9780552776646
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Black Swan, 2016. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0001782524

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,01
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,18
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Kate Atkinson
Editore: Transworld 2015-12-31, London (2015)
ISBN 10: 0552776645 ISBN 13: 9780552776646
Nuovi paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Transworld 2015-12-31, London, 2015. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780552776646

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,52
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,28
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Kate Akinson
ISBN 10: 0552776645 ISBN 13: 9780552776646
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
Majestic Books
(London, ,, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. pp. 480. Codice libro della libreria 374320167

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,74
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,02
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro