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A House by the River

Smith, Sid

Editore: Picador, 2004
ISBN 10: 033048124X / ISBN 13: 9780330481243
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Titolo: A House by the River

Casa editrice: Picador

Data di pubblicazione: 2004

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Riassunto: In the wild highlands of southern China, a tribe of fisher folk must venture daily on to a fearsome river. Into their world of struggle and superstition arrives a young couple, John and Grace Gerrard. Raised among the teeming streets of Hong Kong and Canton, they now confront a culture so alien that it challenges their love - and their lives. John is soon enthralled by the fisher folk, swept up by their dark gods and the invigorating dangers of the river. Meanwhile, Grace's missionary work only incites mistrust. Hoping to reconcile her Western religion with her Asian blood, she begins to develop an extraordinary theory...But her insights provoke a murderous conspiracy. Parted by their enemies and the unforgiving river, John and Grace must find each other across the mountains and rapids of China's secret heart.

L'autore: Sid Smith spent the first seven years of his working life in labouring jobs. Since then he has hitchhiked 9,000 miles around the US, acquired a pilot's licence for paragliders, and been married with full Shinto rites at a shrine in southern Japan. His first novel, Something Like A House, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. A House By The River is his second novel.

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