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9788439736417

Lanny

  • ISBN 13:

    9788439736417

  • ISBN 10:

    843973641X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/23/2020
  • Publisher: Literatura Random House

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Summary

Una imaginativa y oscura fábula contemporánea sobre un pueblo inglés y un niño llamado Lanny, de uno de los autores más audaces y originales de las letras británicas.

Nominada al Man Booker Prize, Wainwright Prize y Gordon Burn Prize.

«Excepcional por su sobriedad y extravagancia. Un libro lleno de amor.»- The Guardian

«Qué maravilla es Max Porter. Entrégate a la narración de Porter y a su amor por el lenguaje. Estarás en buenas manos.»- The Times

«La encarnación definitiva de la naturaleza y su soberanía implacable. Una de las novelas más bellas de la década.»- Book Page

Lanny es un niño sensible e imaginativo, maravilloso para unos y rarito para otros, que crece arropado por el amor de unos padres que no siempre le comprenden y por las enseñanzas del viejo artista del pueblo. En este pueblo de cincuenta casas, pub e iglesia, rodeado de bosques e impregnado de chismorreos, un ser antiguo se divierte escuchando a escondidas a sus habitantes, especialmente a Lanny, su favorito. El ente forma parte de la memoria del lugar, su tradición oral, y fluye con el devenir de sus días, hasta que un suceso inesperado y terrible trastorna la apacible rutina de sus vecinos.

Leer a Max Porter es dejarse llevar por el estilo lírico del autor más audaz de las letras británicas. La prosa y la poesía, la belleza y el horror, la creatividad y las más devastadoras verdades humanas conforman un original relato sobre la infancia.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize


An entrancing new novel by the author of the prizewinning Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

There’s a village an hour from London. It’s no different from many others today: one pub, one church, redbrick cottages, some public housing, and a few larger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they might anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and walking the dogs. This village belongs to the people who live in it, to the land and to the land’s past.

It also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, a mythical figure local schoolchildren used to draw as green and leafy, choked by tendrils growing out of his mouth, who awakens after a glorious nap. He is listening to this twenty-first-century village, to its symphony of talk: drunken confessions, gossip traded on the street corner, fretful conversations in living rooms. He is listening, intently, for a mischievous, ethereal boy whose parents have recently made the village their home. Lanny.

With Lanny, Max Porter extends the potent and magical space he created in Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. This brilliant novel will ensorcell readers with its anarchic energy, with its bewitching tapestry of fabulism and domestic drama. Lanny is a ringing defense of creativity, spirit, and the generative forces that often seem under assault in the contemporary world, and it solidifies Porter’s reputation as one of the most daring and sensitive writers of his generation.

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