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Take Me Apart: A Novel
步步逼近
作者:Sara Sligar
版本: 精裝368頁  2020 年 4 月 28 日  MCD出版
ISBN:978-0374272616
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內容介紹

步步逼近(Take Me Apart)有如A.S.拜雅特(A.S. Byatt)迷情書蹤(POSSESSION)引人入勝的劇情結構,以及馬里莎佩斯爾(Marisha Pessl)暗夜電影(NIGHT FILM)的驚悚元素,深刻的角色刻劃,讓人欲罷不能。作者Sara Sligar的首部創作結合心理、懸疑、藝術,無論是純文學或大眾小說的讀者,都會愛不釋手。

小說描述一位年輕的檔案管理員Kate Aitken受已故攝影師Miranda Brand的兒子Theo所託,於Miranda死後十多年為其生前作品進行分類管理。藉著整理Miranda的遺物,Kate發現這個聲名狼藉的攝影師有著不為人知的私下樣貌,同時她被Miranda謎樣的兒子Theo深深吸引。隨著Kate了解得越深入,她越是執著於揭開Miranda死亡的真相,而這也讓她慢慢陷入危機。

兩個同樣有魅力的女人,雖然時代不同,卻有著同樣的掙扎。作者Sara Sligar帶領讀者進入一個由秘密與謊言編織出的世界裡,藉著切換從前與現在的片段,Miranda的死亡真相逐漸清晰,危機也跟著浮現。

作者介紹

Sara Sligar擁有賓州大學英國文學系博士學位,以及劍橋大學歷史學系碩士學位。Sligar現為作家,並於洛杉磯南加州大學任教,以博士後研究學者的身分教授英國文學及創意寫作。其寫作作品曾刊載於McSweeney’sQuartzThe Hairpin等。Take Me Apart為其首本小說創作。

書評

 “What a clever, visceral thriller. A raw, unfiltered twist on gaslighting that challenges how society treats women. It made me sad, angry, and fired up.”

―Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty

"Take Me Apart is an ambitious, intelligent, and ridiculously readable literary thriller that takes on art, sexism, violence, and mental illness―all set against an evocatively rendered Northern Californian landscape. I've lived in the Bay Area for a decade, and though I was quite certain the book's California town was made up, I still googled "Callinas," just in case. That's how good Sara Sligar is."
―Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye Vitamin

    “Take Me Apart is such a delicious novel: perfectly plotted, atmospheric, disturbing, sad―even sexy. Sara Sligar brings both the northern California coast and the personal history of a brilliant artist to vivid life. I couldn't put it down.”
―Lydia Kiesling, author of The Golden State

    “A smart, post-modern book that takes on the complexities of gendered mental illness and trauma at an engrossing clip. With a complicated visual artist at its narrative center, Take Me Apart teases out the tensions of visibility and fame versus the hidden, unseen wounds of home and interiority, and asks the hard questions of what it means to create as a woman―create art, create life, and create yourself.”
―Caite Dolan-Leach, author of Dead Letters