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Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here
如果你在這裡長大就會發現的事
版本: 精裝336頁  2020 年 5 月 19 日  Bloomsbury Publishing出版
內容介紹

這部超現實、引人移情共鳴的小說,場景設定在德州被陣亡將士紀念日(Memorial Day) 毀滅性洪水淹沒的一天,《如果我們的世界消失了》(Station Eleven)和《奇蹟時代》(The Age of Miracles.)的讀者一定不能錯過。

 

2015年。18歲的博伊德·蒙哥馬利(Boyd Montgomery)從祖父的婚禮中回來,發現好友艾薩克(Isaac)失踪了。飽受無情乾旱摧殘的德州中部,正被豪雨淹沒,隨著每條河流都衝破河堤,勁疾的山洪暴發,瞬間席捲全州,沖毀無數汽車和房屋,使人們流離失所。

 

身處在仍向上攀升的水域中,博伊德啟程要橫越遭受重創的家鄉,她決心要找到失踪的朋友,不過她並不孤單:她的鄰居卡拉(Carla),發現她的靴子足跡消失於安全地帶之外,隨緊跟上她的腳步前進。數小時後,博伊德的母親露西(Lucy)回到家,為了尋找失踪的博伊德,她也加入了搜救的行列。

 

博伊德、卡拉和露西莫德再熟悉這片土地不過,他們終其一生都住在德州中部。但是他們無從得知暴風雨為這條鄉間小道打開了哪些裂縫,無從得知什麼已被抹除,什麼會浮出水面。當她們各自穿越新近遭逢改變又陌生的風景時,他們發現了德州過去和現在的遊魂。

 

縈繞人心不去且反映時代的小說,《如果你在這裡長大就會發現的事》,思考了關於歷史和同理心的問題,為我們帶來奇異又熟悉的末日前景,打造了如此驚骸的生動人生。

 

作者介紹

南西·威森·迪南(Nancy Wayson Dinan)美國德州人,目前居住在哥斯大黎加聖荷西。她是《鐵馬文學評論》(Iron Horse Literary Review)的前執行主編,現於德州理工大學任教。她的作品可見於《德州觀察家》,《藝術與文學》,《螃蟹果園評論》(Crab Orchard Review),《辛辛那提評論》等雜誌。她於2013年取得俄亥俄州立大學的文學碩士學位,目前是德州理工大學的文學博士生。


作者官網: http://nancywaysondinan.com/

 

 

 
書評

“Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here is proof that the finest American novelist of her generation has taken the stage. Nancy Wayson Dinan has created a Texas drought, a hundred years flood, and characters so real we can't help but fall in love with them, no matter what might happen next.” ―Dennis Covington, author of SALVATION ON SAND MOUNTAIN, a National Book Award Finalist

 

“In this astonishing debut novel, dream and dread and hope braid into a single, unforgettable tale: what happened when the flood came that changed everything. Part adventure story, part elegy for a planet that Nancy Wayson Dinan mourns with rich and unsentimental comprehension, Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here explores love and loss and the limits of those things in our lives. It washes away old boundaries and creates a world that is new, slightly menacing, and thrilling.” ―Erin McGraw, author of THE SEAMSTRESSES OF HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

 

“Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here is a cautionary fairy tale for our troubled ecological age. Dinan maps her version of the Texas Hill Country in such vivid and gorgeous detail that no matter the dangers her intrepid characters face readers will thrill to explore it. Precise and full-hearted, reverently attentive to the natural world, and woven through with subtle magic, Nancy Wayson Dinan has reinvented the Western for our newest frontier: the approaching end of the Anthropocene. Like the cataclysmic storm that sets this book in motion, Dinan's stunning debut will carry readers clean away.” ―Katie Cortese author of MAKE WAY FOR HER AND OTHER STORIES