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The Wall

The Wall

作者 : John Lanchester

出版社 : FABER & FABER LTD

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定價 : NT 440

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【2019曼布克獎】
初選入圍作品

2019年曼布克獎初選入圍作品

暢銷書《The Debt to Pleasure 》和《Capital》作者約翰·蘭徹斯特震撼回歸新作,帶來一段令人不寒而慄的現代寓言故事

 世界發生「巨變」之後,資源極度萎縮,海平面也急遽上漲。一個全新的島國建造了一座「牆」,一個建造在海岸線的巨大水泥牆。Joseph Kavanagh是新任的「防禦者」,他只有一個任務:保護牆不受「異人」侵襲,絕望的靈魂被困在不斷上升的海洋中,並持續不對威脅牆內的人們。若防守失敗將造就更多的死亡,或是產生更糟的後果:被放逐到海洋中成為「異人」的一員。每日沉浸在寒冷、寂寞和恐懼之中,Kavanagh努力履行他對長官苛刻的要求,即使他與防禦者同伴越來越接近荒涼無盡的海洋。一個黑暗的想法侵襲著他:若防禦失敗,異人入侵,至少他還有機會為自己的生命勇敢一戰

 這是一部關於移民和氣候變化的生存故事,透過作者約翰·蘭徹斯特才華洋溢的構思,彷彿預言人類不久後的恐怖未來。



*LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019*

'Masterly . . . A signal achievement . . . Remarkable.' Guardian

'A 1984 for our times.' Daily Express

Kavanagh begins his time patrolling the Wall.

If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has to do two years of this. 729 more nights.

The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and will never have to spend another day of his life anywhere near it.

But what if something did happen - if the Others came, if he had to fight for his life?

Thrilling and heartbreaking, The Wall is about a troubled world you will recognise as your own - and about what might be found when all is lost.
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John Lanchester

John Lanchester
John Lanchester has written four novels, The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, Fragrant Harbour and Capital, and three works of non-fiction: Family Romance, a memoir; Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, about the global financial crisis; and How to Speak Money, a primer in popular economics. His books have won the Hawthornden Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, and the Premi Llibreter, been longlisted for the Booker Prize, and been translated into twenty-five languages. He is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books and a regular contributor to the New Yorker.

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