About Grace

af Anthony Doerr
12-15 t 416 trykte sider

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The first novel by the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See , one of the most beautiful, wise, and compelling debuts of recent times. David Winkler begins life in Anchorage, Alaska, a quiet boy drawn to the volatility of weather and obsessed with snow. Sometimes he sees things before they happen—a man carrying a hatbox will be hit by a bus; Winkler will fall in love with a woman in a supermarket. When David dreams that his infant daughter will drown in a flood as he tries to save her, he comes undone. He travels thousands of miles, fleeing family, home, and the future itself, to deny the dream. On a Caribbean island, destitute, alone, and unsure if his child has survived or his wife can forgive him, David is sheltered by a couple with a daughter of their own. Ultimately it is she who will pull him back into the world, to search for the people he left behind. Doerr's characters are full of grief and longing, but also replete with grace. His compassion for human frailty is extraordinarily moving. In luminous prose, he writes about the power and beauty of nature and about the tiny miracles that transform our lives. About Grace is heartbreaking, radiant, and astonishingly accomplished.


Antal bedømmelser: 17

Jeg kunne godt lide fortællingen....meget finurlig og drømmende.

Jørgen Vuust Jensen

Formentlig den dårligste bog jeg nogensinde har læst. Sproget og skrivestilen er fantastisk, som i All the light... Det dur bare ikke, når der mangler handling og store dele af bogen ender som meningsløs sludder.

Rune Christian Holger Jørgensen

Fascinerende og fængende! Personerne lever.

Birgit Kuhn
Read it!

Compartments of stillnes filled with sadness and longing but also hope and heartaching beauty. Reading it will fill you with anxiety leaving you with a smile on your face.

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