Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian PDF

By Chris Bohjalian

ISBN-10: 1400031656

ISBN-13: 9781400031658

Chris Bohjalian, bestselling writer of Midwives, provides his so much formidable and multi-layered novel to date--examining wildly divisive concerns in today’s the US along with his trademark emotional heft and spellbinding storytelling skill.On a balmy July evening in New Hampshire a shot earrings out in a backyard, and a guy falls to the floor, extraordinarily wounded. The wounded guy is Spencer McCullough, the shot that hit him used to be fired–accidentally?–by his adolescent daughter Charlotte. With this shattering second of violence, Chris Bohjalian launches the easiest form of literate page-turner: suspenseful, wryly humorous, and humane.

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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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