brother. do. you. love. me.

哥哥,你愛我嗎?

類別 : 心理勵志
ISBN:978-1915068057
頁數 : 304
出版 : Little Toller Books, 2022 年 10 月 4 日
版本 : 精裝版
版權窗口 : 繁體博達代理David / 简体博達代理David

內容介紹

★此書2022年10月4日由英國獨立出版社Little Toller出版,該出版社先前出版了DIARY OF A YOUNG NATURALIST by Dara McAnulty一舉成名,後來David也賣掉該書繁體與簡體中文版權。《哥哥,你愛我嗎?》是Little Toller法蘭克福書展重點書
★The Bookseller 7月29日重點預告此書,另外The Observer將於10月15日刊登跨頁的專訪

 

你願意為你的家人付出多少? 無論是個人或是群體,我們可以如何照顧彼此?

 

這是一本關於兄弟之情、希望與人性的書。我的丹麥作者經紀公司Babel-Bridge Literary Agency透過email和我介紹這本書,我看了之後全身起雞皮疙瘩。

 

David和哥哥感情一直淡如水,我記得好幾年前哥哥開車出了小車禍,他不希望讓家人知道,但我還是講給爸媽聽,希望爸媽能提醒哥哥開車慢一點小心一點,後來我哥記恨在心覺得我打他小報告。我告訴我哥,若他不想讓別人知道車禍就不應該放照片在臉書上和我分享,後來我封鎖我哥的臉書帳號直到今日。我不曉得我是否能像今天介紹的兩位主角這樣有一場大合解,解開彼此的心結…

 

魯本(Reuben)患有嚴重的唐式症(Down Syndrome),他住在一間專門收留學習障礙者的護理之家。長達一年他一言不發,只是默默的用毛氈尖墨水筆在紙上表達他的想法和感受。魯本很沮喪,每天都吃抗抑鬱藥物,渾渾沌沌一天過著一天。

 

魯本已經38歲了,他因為唐式症沒法過獨立的生活,身體與心智也保受唐式症的折磨。越來越孤立的他,遠離他所愛的家人與事物,待在護理之家裡,似乎他的一生就這樣蓋棺論定。然而有一天,他發給他的哥哥一條絕望的手機簡訊「哥哥,你愛我嗎?」收到這條簡訊的哥哥曼尼(Manni)立刻離開他定居西班牙的家前往英國去找魯本,他將魯本帶離了護理之家住進鄉下一間小屋裡。

 

在冬天的寂靜中,曼尼和魯本建立了例行的散步,一天走比一天更遠的距離。原本他們只是走在鄉間小屋外頭的車道,後來走到鄉鎮裡甚至更遠的森林與田野。晚上魯本用他的毛氈尖墨水筆畫出電影和書籍裡他喜歡的角色,他的畫作色彩繽紛。

 

時間流轉,兄弟倆度過了漫長的冬天,他們經歷了種種挫折與痛苦,同樣的也一起體驗了歡樂與啟發,魯本和曼尼發現重建兄弟情誼從不嫌晚……。
 

作者介紹

作者曼尼・科意(Manni Coe)寫了關於他弟弟魯本(Reuben Coe)感人的故事,他們兩人如何經歷絕望的山谷又重新找回希望的旅程。書中收錄了魯本的畫作。

Manni Coe grew up in Yorkshire and Berkshire. He studied Latin American history & culture at Edinburgh University which took him on adventures in South America before he finally settled in Andalucia, Spain. He now lives between Dorset and a tiny town called Archidona. He is the second of four brothers. He works as a private guide in Spain and around the world. brother.do.you.love.me is his first book

Reuben Coe grew up in Berkshire and is the youngest of four brothers. He completed a B-tech in Drama before settling into life in a care home in Newbury. Always open to adventure, he decided to go and live in Spain with his brother Manni. They enjoyed seven sun-filled years together but now Reuben has returned to the UK and lives in North Dorset. He has a passion for drawing. His art has been used by both Norwich and St Paul’s Cathedral and his range of Christmas cards helped raise funds for the NHS during the pandemic. This is the first time his illustrations have appeared in a book.

哥哥,你愛我嗎?

brother. do. you. love. me.

哥哥,你愛我嗎?

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