Amy Bloom's Away: A Novel PDF

By Amy Bloom

ISBN-10: 0812977793

ISBN-13: 9780812977790

Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate tale of younger Lillian Leyb, a deadly blameless, an unintended heroine. while her family members is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian involves the United States on my own, decided to make her approach in a brand new land. whilst observe comes that her daughter, Sophie, could nonetheless be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the area of the Yiddish theater on New York’s reduce East facet, to Seattle’s Jazz District, and as much as Alaska, alongside the fabled Telegraph path towards Siberia. the entire features readers love in Amy Bloom’s work–her humor and wit, her stylish and irreverent language, her unflinching figuring out of ardour and the human heart–come jointly within the embody of this amazing novel, that is instantly heartbreaking, romantic, and fully unforgettable.

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Afinal, foi menos difícil do que esperava, talvez também porque essa criança, formada por não mais que um punhado de células titubeantes, exprimisse já um querer e uma vontade, o primeiro efeito dos quais tivesse sido reduzir a louca paixão dos pais a um vulgar episódio de cama a que, como já sabemos, a história oficial nem sequer irá dedicar uma linha. Caim pediu a lilith um jumento e ela deu ordens para que lhe fosse entregue o melhor, o mais dócil, o mais robusto que houvesse nas estrebarias do palácio.

Não era assim, decorridos alguns dias caim havia chegado à conclusão de que, agora que lilith estava à espera de um filho, o seu tempo terminara. Quando a criança viesse ao mundo seria para toda a gente o filho de noah, e se ao princípio não iriam faltar as mais justificadas suspeitas e murmurações, o tempo, esse grande igualador, se encarregaria de limar umas e outras, sem contar que os futuros historiadores tomariam a seu cuidado eliminar da crónica da cidade qualquer alusão a um certo pisador de barro chamado abel, ou caim, ou como diabo fosse o seu nome, dúvida esta que, só por si, já seria considerada razão suficiente para o condenar ao esquecimento, em definitiva quarentena, assim supunham eles, no limbo daqueles sucessos que, para 59 PDL – Projeto Democratização da Leitura tranquilidade das dinastias, não é conveniente arejar.

Matoos, insistia noah, ampliando agora o seu propósito, mato-o a ele e mato-a a ela. Sonhos, fantasias, delírios, noah não matará ninguém e terá ele próprio a sorte de escapar à morte sem fazer nada por isso. Do quarto já não chega agora qualquer som, mas isso não quer dizer que a festa dos corpos tenha terminado, os músicos só estão a descansar um pouco, não tardará que a 52 PDL – Projeto Democratização da Leitura orquestra ataque o baile seguinte, aquele em que a exaustão sucederá, até à noite seguinte, ao violento paroxismo final.

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