HOUSE OF NAMES
HOUSE OF NAMES

HOUSE OF NAMES

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THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Unforgettable' Mary Beard 'They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.' On the day of his daughter's wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice. His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his army into battle, where he is rewarded with glorious victory. Three years later, he returns home and his murderous action has set the entire family - mother, brother, sister - on a path of intimate violence, as they enter a world of hushed commands and soundless journeys through the palace's dungeons and bedchambers. As his wife seeks his death, his daughter, Electra, is the silent observer to the family's game of innocence while his son, Orestes, is sent into bewildering, frightening exile where survival is far from certain. Out of their desolating loss, Electra and Orestes must find a way to right these wrongs of the past even if it means committing themselves to a terrible, barbarous act. House of Names is a story of intense longing and shocking betrayal. It is a work of great beauty, and daring, from one of our finest living writers. 'A masterpeice' Daily Telegraph 'Devastatingly human ... hauntingly believable' Guardian 'A celebration of what novels can do' Observer

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  • EAN

    9780241257692

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    261 Pages

  • Poids

    190 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín est né en 1955 à Enniscorthy en Irlande. Son premier roman, Désormais notre exil, reçoit en 1991 l'Irish Times Literary Prize, tandis que La Bruyère incendiée est couronnée en 1992 par l'Encore Award pour le meilleur second roman. Suivront notamment : Histoire de la nuit, Le Bateau-phare de Blackwater, Le Maître, L'Épaisseur des âmes, un recueil de nouvelles, et Brooklyn.

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