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· Absolutely on Music. Conversations by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa · Willem Elsschot. Dichter – Alle verzen verzameld en toegelicht · Sipko Melissen: Kafka op Norderney · Juli Zeh: Leere Herzen. Roman · An exploration of nature of creative invention: Devotion by Patti Smith · Daniel Galera: The Shape of Bones. A Novel · Franklin Foer: World Without Mind. The Existential Threat of Big Tech · Gaëlle Nohant: Légende d’un dormeur éveillé ( Histoire du poète Robert Desnos) · le Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie française a été remis à Daniel Rondeau pour son livre ‘Mécaniques du chaos’ · Frederika Amalia Finkelstein: Survivre · The Last Revolution – Nexus-conferentie 2017 · Jennifer Finney Boylan: Long Black Veil. A Novel

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Absolutely on Music. Conversations by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In Absolutely on Music, internationally Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the revered former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music.

Over the course of two years, Murakami and Ozawa discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from Bartók to Mahler, and from pop-up orchestras to opera. They listen to and dissect recordings of some of their favorite performances, and Murakami questions Ozawa about his career conducting orchestras around the world. Culminating in Murakami’s ten-day visit to the banks of Lake Geneva to observe Ozawa’s retreat for young musicians, the book is interspersed with ruminations on record collecting, jazz clubs, orchestra halls, film scores, and much more. A deep reflection on the essential nature of both music and writing, Absolutely on Music is an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros.

Haruki Murakami is a best-selling Japanese writer. His works of fiction and non-fiction have garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Franz Kafka Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Jerusalem Prize, among others. Murakami’s fiction is humorous and surreal, focusing on themes of alienation and loneliness. He is considered an important figure in postmodern literature. The Guardian praised Murakami as “among the world’s greatest living novelists” for his works and achievements. Murakami is the author of 1Q84, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, Men Without Women and many more.

Seiji Ozawa served as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for twenty-nine years, and was music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Ravinia Festival, and Wiener Staatsoper. With Kazuyoshi Akiyama, he formed the Saito Kinen Orchestra and is the director of the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival. Ozawa has been deeply involved in musical education through his work with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga, the Seiji Ozawa International Academy Switzerland, and as founder of the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project, organizations which provide opportunities to outstanding students in Asia and Europe. Among his many honors, Ozawa has been awarded France’s Officier de la Légion d’Honneur, the Japanese Order of Culture, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a Grammy for Best Opera Recording.

Absolutely on Music
Conversations
By Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa
Translated by Jay Rubin
Part of Vintage International
Category: Music – Biography & Memoir
Penguin Random House
Paperback
October 2017
320 Pages

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Willem Elsschot. Dichter – Alle verzen verzameld en toegelicht

Wie Elsschot zegt, denkt niet meteen aan poëzie. Toch zijn het juist enkele van zijn dichtregels die iedereen zal herkennen: ‘tussen droom en daad staan wetten in de weg en praktische bezwaren’, bijvoorbeeld. Willem Elsschot. Dichter bevat alle gedichten uit Elsschots enige bundel.

Een select gezelschap van vijfentwintig scherpzinnige lezers geeft er commentaar bij, aangevoerd door Elsschotkenner Koen Rymenants en poëzie-expert Carl de Strycker. Ze verhelderen Elsschots proza met behulp van zijn poëzie en omgekeerd. Ze tonen ons Elsschot als gelegenheidsdichter en -vertaler en brengen onvermoede verwantschappen aan het licht: met Guido Gezelle en de gezusters Loveling, de Bijbel en Victor Hugo, maar ook met Herman de Coninck en Kees van Kooten.

Koen Rymenants (1977) promoveerde op een proefschrift over Elsschot: Een hoopje vuil in de feestzaal. Facetten van het proza van Willem Elsschot (2009). Hij publiceert over literatuur en is bestuurslid van het Willem Elsschot Genootschap.

Carl de Strycker (1981) is directeur van Poëziecentrum en hoofdredacteur van Poëziekrant. Met Yra van Dijk en Maarten De Pourcq stelde hij het boek Draden in het donker. Intertekstualiteit in theorie en praktijk (2013) samen.

Willem Elsschot. Dichter
Koen Rymenants, Carl De Strycker
Paperback
ISBN 978-94-6310-290-2
€ 22,50
Paperback
Formaat 140 x 215
Aantal pagina’s 304
Publicatiedatum 5 okt. 2017
Uitg. Polis Antwerpen

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Sipko Melissen: Kafka op Norderney

Kafka greep iedere gelegenheid aan om Praag te ontvluchten. Hij voelde zich daar beklemd en hij hield van reizen. ‘De meeslepende kracht voelen van de trein,’ schrijft hij in zijn dagboek, ‘reiziger worden, de pet uit de koffer halen, een lieveling van de vrouwen worden, de voortdurende aantrekkingskracht van de raampjes ondergaan.’

Na het behalen van het gymnasiumdiploma mocht hij als beloning zijn vakantie doorbrengen op het Duitse Waddeneiland Norderney. Jaren later, op zijn sterfbed, noemde hij Norderney als een van de plekken waar hij gelukkig is geweest. Ook zijn verblijf van vijf dagen in Venetië, najaar 1913, krijgt een plaats in dat rijtje. Merkwaardig, want we weten van dat verblijf alleen dat hij diep ongelukkig aankwam en een relatie per brief verbrak. Wat maakte die dagen zo bijzonder? Zeven jaar later reisde Kafka, bij wie inmiddels tuberculose was vastgesteld, naar Merano in de oostelijke Alpen. Daar begon hij een correspondentie met de mooie Tsjechische vertaalster Milena Jesenská.

In Kafka op Norderney roept Sipko Melissen in drie essays een beeld op van Kafka als jongeman (Norderney), als gekwelde minnaar (Venetië) en als de verliefde briefschrijver (Merano). In de romans van Melissen zaten altijd al essayachtige elementen. Deze eerste essaybundel van zijn hand is dan ook een logische stap. Zijn essays zijn, net als zijn romans, een mengeling van fictie en essayistiek, en lezen daardoor als verhalen.

Sipko Melissen (1944) publiceerde gedichten (Gezicht op Sloten, 1985) en romans. Met Jongemannen aan zee (1997) won hij de Anton Wachterprijs voor het beste debuut. Daarna verschenen nog onder meer De vendelzwaaier en Spiegelpanden. Een kamer in Rome was zijn eerste boek dat bij Van Oorschot verscheen. De roman werd verscheidene malen herdrukt, genomineerd voor zowel de AKO als de Libris Literatuurprijs en kreeg lovende kritieken.

Sipko Melissen,
Kafka op Norderney,
Van Oorschot Amsterdam, 2017
ISBN 978-90-282-7016-9
Druk 1e, €19.99
Verschenen: 01-07-2017
Taal NL
Paperback, 256 p.
Genre Biografieen literair

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Juli Zeh: Leere Herzen. Roman

Sie sind desillusioniert und pragmatisch, und wohl gerade deshalb haben sie sich ‎erfolgreich in der Gesellschaft eingerichtet: Britta Söldner und ihr Geschäftspartner Babak Hamwi. Sie haben sich damit abgefunden, wie die Welt beschaffen ist, und wollen nicht länger verantwortlich sein für das, was schief läuft.

Stattdessen haben sie gemeinsam eine kleine Firma aufgezogen, “Die Brücke”, die sie beide reich gemacht hat. Was genau hinter der “Brücke” steckt, weiß glücklicherweise niemand so genau. Denn hinter der Fassade ihrer unscheinbaren Büroräume betreiben Britta und Babak ein lukratives Geschäft mit dem Tod.

Als die “Brücke ” unliebsame Konkurrenz zu bekommen droht, setzt Britta alles daran, die unbekannten Trittbrettfahrer auszuschalten. Doch sie hat ihre Gegner unterschätzt. Bald sind nicht nur Brittas und Babaks Firma, sondern auch beider Leben in Gefahr…

“Leere Herzen” ist ein provokanter, packender und brandaktueller Politthriller aus einem Deutschland der nahen Zukunft. Es ist ein Lehrstück über die Grundlagen und die Gefährdungen der Demokratie. Und es ist zugleich ein verstörender‎ Psychothriller über eine Generation, die im Herzen leer und ohne Glauben und Überzeugungen ist.

Juli Zeh, 1974 in Bonn geboren, studierte Jura in Passau und Leipzig. Schon ihr Debütroman “Adler und Engel” (2001) wurde zu einem Welterfolg, inzwischen sind ihre Romane in 35 Sprachen übersetzt. Ihr Gesellschaftsroman “Unterleuten” (2016) stand über ein Jahr auf der SPIEGEL-Bestsellerliste. Juli Zeh wurde für ihr Werk vielfach ausgezeichnet, u. a. mit dem Rauriser Literaturpreis (2002), dem Hölderlin-Förderpreis (2003), dem Ernst-Toller-Preis (2003), dem Carl-Amery-Literaturpreis (2009), dem Thomas-Mann-Preis (2013) und dem Hildegard-von-Bingen-Preis (2015).

Juli Zeh
Leere Herzen
Roman
Originalausgabe
Gebundenes Buch mit Schutzumschlag,
352 Seiten, 13,5 x 21,5 cm
ISBN: 978-3-630-87523-1
€ 20,00
Luchterhand Literaturverlag
Erscheinungstermin: 13. November 2017

info: www.juli-zeh.de
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An exploration of nature of creative invention: Devotion by Patti Smith

A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic — its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring.

How does an artist accomplish such an achievement, connecting deeply with an audience never met? In this groundbreaking book, one of our culture’s beloved artists offers a detailed account of her own creative process, inspirations, and unexpected connections.

Patti Smith first presents an original and beautifully crafted tale of obsession—a young skater who lives for her art, a possessive collector who ruthlessly seeks his prize, a relationship forged of need both craven and exalted.

She then takes us on a second journey, exploring the sources of her story. We travel through the South of France to Camus’s house, and visit the garden of the great publisher Gallimard where the ghosts of Mishima, Nabokov, and Genet mingle.

Smith tracks down Simone Weil’s grave in a lonely cemetery, hours from London, and winds through the nameless Paris streets of Patrick Modiano’s novels. Whether writing in a café or a train, Smith generously opens her notebooks and lets us glimpse the alchemy of her art and craft in this arresting and original book on writing.

The Why I Write series is based on the Windham-Campbell Lectures, delivered annually to commemorate the awarding of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University.

From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention:
Title Devotion
Author Patti Smith
Publisher Yale University Press
Hardcover
112 pages
ISBN-10 0300218621
ISBN-13 9780300218626
Publication September 2017
$18.00

More Patti Smith titles:
– Collected Lyrics 1970 – 2015
– M Train
– Just Kids
– Auguries of Innocence – Poems

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Daniel Galera: The Shape of Bones. A Novel

A young man wakes up at dawn to drive to the Andes, to climb the Cerro Bonete–a mountain untouched by ice axes and climbers, one of the planet’s final mountains to be conquered–as an act of heroic bravado, or foolishness.

But instead, he finds himself dragged, by the undertow of memory, to Esplanada, the neighborhood he grew up in, to the brotherhood of his old friends, and to the clearing in the woods where he witnessed an act that has run like a scar through the rest of his life.

Back in Esplanada, the young man revisits his initiation into adulthood and recalls his boyhood friends who formed a strange and volatile pack. Together they play video games, get drunk around bonfires, pick fights, and goad each other into bike races where the winner is the boy who has the most spectacular crash. Caught between the threat of not being man enough, the desire to please his friends, and the intoxicating contact-high of danger, the boy finds himself following the rules of the pack even as the risks mount. And in a moment that reverberates and repeats itself in new ways in his adulthood, his fantasies of who he is and what it means to be a man come crashing down, and life asserts itself as an endless rehearsal for a heroic moment that may never arrive.

From one of Brazil’s most dazzling writers, The Shape of Bones is an exhilarating story of mythic power. Daniel Galera has written a pulse-racing novel with the otherworldly wisdom of a parable.

Daniel Galera is a Brazilian writer, translator, and editor. He was born in Sao Paolo, but spent most of his life in Porto Alegre, only returning to Sao Paulo in 2005. He has published four novels in Brazil to great acclaim, the latest of which, Blood-Drenched Beard, was awarded the 2013 Sao Paolo Literature Prize. In addition to writing, he has also translated the work of Zadie Smith and Jonathan Safran Foer into Portuguese.

“A book of visceral and tender beauty whose echoes persist long after the final page.” – David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks

A coming of age tale of brutal beauty and disarming tenderness from one of Brazil’s most exciting young novelists, an author writing in the footsteps of “Roberto Bolaño, Jim Harrison, the Coen brothers and … Denis Johnson” (The New York Times)

The Shape of Bones
A Novel
By Daniel Galera
Translated by Alison Entrekin
Literary Fiction – Crime Mysteries
Hardcover
Aug 15, 2017
240 Pages
Publ. Penguin Random House

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Franklin Foer: World Without Mind. The Existential Threat of Big Tech

Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information.

This rapid change has imperiled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the world has rushed to embrace the products and services of four titanic corporations. We shop with Amazon; socialize on Facebook; turn to Apple for entertainment; and rely on Google for information. These firms sell their efficiency and purport to make the world a better place, but what they have done instead is to enable an intoxicating level of daily convenience.

As these companies have expanded, marketing themselves as champions of individuality and pluralism, their algorithms have pressed us into conformity and laid waste to privacy. They have produced an unstable and narrow culture of misinformation, and put us on a path to a world without private contemplation, autonomous thought, or solitary introspection–a world without mind. In order to restore our inner lives, we must avoid being coopted by these gigantic companies, and understand the ideas that underpin their success.

Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science–from Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today’s Silicon Valley–Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. The corporate ambitions of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, he argues, are trampling longstanding liberal values, especially intellectual property and privacy. This is a nascent stage in the total automation and homogenization of social, political, and intellectual life. By reclaiming our private authority over how we intellectually engage with the world, we have the power to stem the tide.

At stake is nothing less than who we are, and what we will become. There have been monopolists in the past but today’s corporate giants have far more nefarious aims. They’re monopolists who want access to every facet of our identities and influence over every corner of our decision-making. Until now few have grasped the sheer scale of the threat. Foer explains not just the looming existential crisis but the imperative of resistance.

Franklin Foer is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author of How Soccer Explains the World, which has been translated into 27 languages and a winner of a National Jewish Book Award. For seven years, he edited The New Republic magazin

Franklin Foer:
World Without Mind.
The Existential Threat of Big Tech
Hardcover
272 pages
Published September 2017
Penguin Press
ISBN 1101981113
ISBN13: 9781101981115

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer . Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence.

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Gaëlle Nohant: Légende d’un dormeur éveillé ( Histoire du poète Robert Desnos)

Robert Desnos a vécu mille vies – écrivain, critique de cinéma, chroniqueur radio, résistant de la première heure –, sans jamais se départir de sa soif de liberté.

Pour raconter l’histoire extraordinaire de ce dormeur éveillé, Gaëlle Nohant épouse ses pas ; comme si elle avait écouté les battements de son cœur, s’était assise aux terrasses des cafés en compagnie d’Éluard ou de García Lorca, avait tressailli aux anathèmes d’André Breton, fumé l’opium avec Yvonne George, et dansé sur des rythmes endiablés au Bal Blomet aux côtés de Kiki et de Jean-Louis Barrault. S’identifiant à Youki, son grand amour, la romancière accompagne Desnos jusqu’au bout de la nuit.

Légende d’un dormeur éveillé révèle le héros irrésistible derrière le poète et ressuscite une époque incandescente et tumultueuse, des années folles à l’Occupation.

Gaëlle Nohant: Née à Paris en 1973, Gaëlle Nohant vit aujourd’hui à Lyon. Légende d’un dormeur éveillé est son troisième roman après L’Ancre des rêves (prix Encre Marine, 2007) et La Part des flammes (prix France Bleu/Page des libraires, 2015 et prix du Livre de Poche, 2016).

Gaëlle Nohant
Légende d’un dormeur éveillé
Roman
544 pages
23€
Paru le 17 août 2017
Illustration de couverture © Letizia Goffi
Éditions Héloïse d’Ormesson
ISBN : 978-2-35087-419-7

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le Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie française a été remis à Daniel Rondeau pour son livre ‘Mécaniques du chaos’

Et si la fiction était le meilleur moyen pour raconter un monde où l’argent sale et le terrorisme mènent la danse ?

Ils s’appellent Grimaud, Habiba, Bruno, Rifat, Rim, Jeannette, Levent, Emma, Sami, Moussa, Harry. Ce sont nos contemporains. Otages du chaos général, comme nous. Dans un pays à bout de souffle, le nôtre, pressé de liquider à la fois le sacré et l’amour, ils se comportent souvent comme s’ils avaient perdu le secret de la vie. Chacun erre dans son existence comme en étrange pays dans son pays lui-même.

Mécaniques du chaos est un roman polyphonique d’une extraordinaire maîtrise qui se lit comme un thriller. Il nous emporte des capitales de l’Orient compliqué aux friches urbaines d’une France déboussolée, des confins du désert libyen au cœur du pouvoir parisien, dans le mouvement d’une Histoire qui ne s’arrête jamais.

Daniel Rondeau est écrivain. Il a publié plus d’une vingtaine d’ouvrages, parmi lesquels des romans (Dans la marche du temps), des portraits de villes méditerranéennes (Tanger, Istanbul, Carthage, Alexandrie), des récits autobiographiques (L’Enthousiasme, les Vignes de Berlin), des livres d’intervention (Chronique du Liban rebelle).

Mécaniques du chaos
roman
Daniel Rondeau
Parution: 16/08/2017
Pages: 464
Format: 145 x 208 mm
Prix: 22.00€
EAN: 9782246688310
Éditions Grasset, Paris
Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française 26/10/2017

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Frederika Amalia Finkelstein: Survivre

« Je n’ai jamais cru à un monde meilleur, mais la violence que nous sommes en train de vivre — en France, en Europe, cette violence-là me tue.

Il est 07 h 44, je suis sur le quai de la station Stalingrad. Une patrouille de quatre militaires vient de s’arrêter à côté de moi. Je ferme les yeux et j’essaye de penser à une chose belle : je revois ma maison d’enfance, son jardin gonflé de fleurs (hortensias, lilas, marguerites), ses volets bleus bordés de rouille et ses murs écaillés par le sel de l’océan. Je rouvre les yeux. L’un des militaires a son fusil calé dans le pli de son coude, le canon orienté vers mon ventre. Il suffit que l’un d’eux soit pris d’un coup de folie et nous voilà tous morts. Je recule d’un mètre. Une odeur de caoutchouc et de métal brûlé envahit la station, suivi d’un son aigu, perçant, produit par le frottement des roues contre les rails. »

«Le soir du 13 novembre, j’ai compris que la guerre pouvait éclater en bas de chez moi – une forme inouïe de guerre. La peur et la méfiance sont devenues normales : je vis en attendant le prochain attentat.
Le soir du 13 novembre, ma génération s’en est prise à elle-même : les assassins avaient le même âge que les assassinés.
Survivre est un hommage à cette génération, née avec les écrans, ultraconnectée, et pourtant en proie à une immense solitude.
Nous voulons être libres : parfois pour le meilleur, parfois pour le pire.»  Frederika Amalia Finkelstein.

Frederika Amalia Finkelstein
Survivre
Collection L’Arpenteur, Gallimard
Parution : 17-08-2017
144 pages
130 x 215 mm
ISBN : 9782072741241
Prix €14,00
Editions Gallimard

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The Last Revolution – Nexus-conferentie 2017

De Jasmijnrevolutie, de Egyptische Revolutie, Euromaidan: het is nu moeilijk voor te stellen dat de Russische Revolutie, precies een eeuw geleden, beloofde de laatste revolutie te zijn.

Ondanks bolsjewistisch optimisme en dromen van gelijkheid bracht zij evengoed, net als andere opstanden, een angstaanjagende vernietiging van vrijheid, waarden en waarheid.

Revoluties bleven volgen.

Vragen over mens en maatschappij blijven onopgelost. Vanwaar revoluties? Welke machten bevrijden en welke onderdrukken?

Wat leren we uit het feit dat de Franse Revolutie eindigde in een bloedbad, de Russische Revolutie verwerd tot totalitarisme, maar de Amerikaanse Revolutie succesvol was?

Op zaterdag 18 november brengt Nexus gezaghebbende denkers, politici, wetenschappers en ideologen van over de hele wereld bijeen voor een gezamenlijke zoektocht naar antwoorden, ideeën en argumenten.

Wat voor vrijheidsbeweging wacht de 21e eeuw? En wie zijn de individuen die tegen gevestigde machten in durven denken, die wel in opstand komen? Waar halen zij die kracht vandaan? Wat zal de ware laatste revolutie zijn?

Deelnemers

Antony Blinken – diplomaat en strateeg van Clinton en Obama

Aleksandr Dugin – politiek filosoof en adviseur van Poetin

William Fallon – oud-bevelhebber Amerikaanse strijdkrachtenDeelnemers

Sjeik Rached Ghannouchi – toppoliticus en leider Tunesische revolutie

Aileen Kelly – expert Russische intellectuele geschiedenis

Pankaj Mishra – essayist en romancier

Moisés Naím – Venezolaans staatsman en politiek filosoof

Nelofer Pazira – Afghaans-Canadees filmmaker en schrijver

Shaha Riza – Arabisch activist

Dominique de Villepin – Frans staatsman en diplomaat

Leon Wieseltier – publiek intellectueel

Michael Žantovský – diplomaat, vertaler, woordvoerder en vriend van Václav Havel

Zhang Weiwei – filosoof van China als belangrijkste supermacht

Conferentie
The Last Revolution
Nexus-conferentie 2017
Zaterdag 18 november 2017
9.30 — 16.00 uur
Nationale Opera & Ballet
Amsterdam

#  meer  info  op  website  nexus  instituut  

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Jennifer Finney Boylan: Long Black Veil. A Novel

For fans of Donna Tartt and Megan Abbott, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past, from the New York Times bestselling author of She’s Not There

On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it’s not long before they realize they are locked in—and not alone. When the friends get lost and separated, the terrifying night ends in tragedy, and the unexpected, far-reaching consequences reverberate through the survivors’ lives. As they go their separate ways, trying to move on, it becomes clear that their dark night in the prison has changed them all. Decades later, new evidence is found, and the dogged detective investigating the cold case charges one of them—celebrity chef Jon Casey— with murder. Only Casey’s old friend Judith Carrigan can testify to his innocence.

But Judith is protecting long-held secrets of her own – secrets that, if brought to light, could destroy her career as a travel writer and tear her away from her fireman husband and teenage son. If she chooses to help Casey, she risks losing the life she has fought to build and the woman she has struggled to become. In any life that contains a “before” and an “after,” how is it possible to live one life, not two?

Weaving deftly between 1980 and the present day, and told in an unforgettable voice, Long Black Veil is an intensely atmospheric thriller that explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love. Readers will hail this as Boylan’s triumphant return to fiction.

Jennifer Finney Boylan is Professor of English at Colby College and the author of the bestseller She’s Not There, as well as the acclaimed novels The Planets and Getting In. A three-time guest of The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has also appeared on Larry King Live, Today, and 48 Hours, and has played herself on ABC’s All My Children. She lives in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.

“Jennifer FinneyBoylan’s atmospheric thriller Long Black Veil follows a travel writer tangled up in a cold case that has come back to haunt her decades later.” Time magazine, Pick of the Month

Long Black Veil
A Novel
By Jennifer Finney Boylan
Category: Suspense & Thriller
Paperback
Publ. Penquin Random House
Jan 09, 2018 | 320 Pages
Hardcover
Apr 11, 2017 | 304 Pages

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