- Taschenbuch: 544 Seiten
- Verlag: Harper Perennial (6. Mai 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0062281305
- ISBN-13: 978-0062281302
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 2,2 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 254.763 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Orphans of Race Point: A Novel (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 6. Mai 2014
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“Stretching over more than three decades, it’s a gripping tale of stubborn love, the legacy of domestic violence, and the family secrets children keep. A noir element crops up, too.” (Boston Globe)
“Set against the coast of Provincetown, Patry Francis’s fierce, ravishing epic cuts deep to the bone about how love binds us together and breaks us apart, and how the past’s thumbprint rests on the present. Tender, violent, and alive, it’s also unforgettable.” (Caroline Leavitt, New York Times-bestselling author of Pictures of You)
“Patry Francis has written the sort of sprawling, Dickensian novel that readers long for in this post-modern age….The Orphans of Race Point has a breakneck pace, engaging characters, and a vividly rendered setting.” (Providence Journal)
“a Dickensian story….Its themes of passionate treachery and abiding love play out in sometimes heartbreaking ways. Recommend to readers wondering what to read after The Goldfinch.” (Library Journal (starred review))
“…this beautifully wrought novel is a sometimes wrenching but ultimately uplifting story of murder and betrayal in the face of faith, family in its truest sense, and—most of all—love.” (Booklist (starred review))
“This talented author engages our emotions and her descriptions are impeccable, and moving…it’s a joy to read a novel that’s expertly crafted right to the very end (Barnstable Patriot)
“This is a long book for a teen to tackle, but for those who relish a story of love and struggle and enjoy a good saga, this is a great recommendation.” (School Library Journal)
“…a sweeping family drama with its inherent mysteries and secrets…readers will be absorbed by the tragedies that push the story along, and the often engaging voice.” (Romantic Times)
“In The Orphans of Race Point, Patry Francis has poured a lifetime of wisdom into a thrilling, twisting plot, which holds up the human heart as a prism, turning it to show its many facets, its shadows and light.” (Susan Henderson, author of Up from the Blue)
“Stunning psychological suspense which poses the eternal question: how well can you know the people you love? This is riveting, bite-your-nails reading and the arrival of a great new talent.” (Lee Child on The Liar's Diary)
“A twisting ride full of dangerous curves and jaw-dropping surprises. This is one of my favorite reads of the year!” (Tess Gerritsen on The Liar's Diary)
“Twists and turns but never lets go.” (Jacquelyn Mitchard on The Liar's Diary)
“Outright chilling.” (Daily News on The Liar's Diary)
“Genuinely creepy . . . The unlikely friendship between a small-town school secretary and a flamboyant teacher proves deadly in this psychological murder mystery.” (Kirkus Reviews on The Liar's Diary)
“A quirky, well-written and well-constructed mystery with an edge.” (Publishers Weekly on The Liar's Diary)
When a horrific act of violence shatters the peaceful October night in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the fates of nine-year-olds Gus Silva and Hallie Costa become inextricably entwined. Told in alternating voices, The Orphans of Race Point traces their relationship over the next three decades as they try to come to terms with the past. What begins as a childhood friendship evolves into something stronger, but when a terrible tragedy exhumes the ghosts they thought they'd put to rest, their dreams are abruptly destroyed.
Hallie and Gus move forward to build separate lives, but Gus's hard-won peace is threatened when he meets a troubled woman who awakens memories of the childhood he has worked so hard to forget. Although helping her offers him a chance at the redemption he desperately desires, it will come at a devastating price. Turning around an unthinkable betrayal, this epic, all-consuming novel explores how far we will go for love, even if it means sacrificing everything—and in doing so, celebrates our capacity for faith, forgiveness, and hope.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
... hat das Buch alles, was ein Buch haben muss. Es ist meiner Ansicht nach auch gut geschrieben, die Figuren sind gut gezeichnet, das Setting interessant.
Und dennoch ...
... habe ich nach ungefähr 30 % auf meinem Reader mit Lesen aufgehört. Ich habe mich gelangweilt. Und das tue ich mir nicht an.
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I am not sure what to say, other than, "READ IT". Other reviewers have summarized the story line, so I won't. I found myself emotionally charged a number of times during the book. It was a beautiful, but painful story to read. I don't think anyone will be disappointed by the spectacular writing.
I will be checking out other works by this author and definitely telling my friends and family about it.
This is an engrossing well-written novel in which the reader can't help but become involved with the characters. The murder-mystery plot is perhaps a bit far-fetched, but the author makes it seem plausible. I very much enjoyed this book.
I was ambivalent about this book, but chose it because I love the Provincetown area and the small blurb I read sounded sort of intriguing..
I was surprised to immediately fall in love with the characters, and to find that I just didn't want to stop reading , even well past my bedtime! Patry Francis has created characters that are like the most interesting people you would want to know.Since half of my family is Portuguese I can tell you that she definitely captured the "flavor" of the Portuguese people.
I will not write a synopsis of the plot, because many others have already done that quite well.
I will say that the ending was another unexpected thing for me. I did not see it coming at all, which is usually not the case. Huge kudos for that!
I liked this book so much, that I am buying a copy for a friend who I know will love it!
I have one little nit-picky thing to mention, which doesn't affect the rating, and probably isn't the author's fault. On a couple of occasions they mention eating chorizo. Chorizo is a Spanish sausage not Portuguese. The sausage they would have been using would have been Chourico. They really are not the same at all, and since she got all the other Portuguese foods right, linguica, malasadas etc) I think it may have been an editorial thing.
u have to give. Patry Francis takes you beyond what you are, showing you what is possible. A must read.