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Smoke

Smoke

作者 : Dan Vyleta

出版社 : WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON

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定價 : NT 499

售價 : NT499

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Smoke混合了歷史小說與奇幻故事,《哈利波特》與《英倫魔法師》的讀者必定會喜愛的驚悚小說!你的壞念頭,將化成一縷黑煙而無所遁形!

「Dan Vyleta的書寫錯綜複雜,充滿想像力且節奏高明,簡直讓我愛不釋手。參雜了狄更斯小說的風格與最棒的青少年冒險故事(《哈利波特》名列其中),我不敢在此透露結局,因為它實在是太令人震撼了。」
--《紐約時報》(The New York Times)/Jennifer Senior 

「“煙”的律法是複雜的,不是每個謊言都會讓它現形。即便是一閃而逝的惡念,不多久你就會意識到”煙”的味道瀰漫在你的鼻腔,世界上沒有比它更讓人憎恨的氣味了。」

如果罪惡是可見的,而且你看得見人們藏於心中的憤怒、色慾與貪念,這是什麼樣的世界?

故事發生在牛津附近一所私立的寄宿學校,你所不知道的維多利亞時代。罪惡會讓身體發出煙味或是在衣服上出現黑色的煙渣,孩子們一出生就帶著惡的種子,統治菁英知道如何控制他們的慾望,禁錮他們的罪惡,所以這些孩子們是純潔無瑕的。

豐富人脈的富家子弟,在這所學校的封閉世界裡受訓,以便將來成為領導者,其中兩名男孩的一次倫敦之行,在這個被黑煙與陰暗覆蓋的禁忌之城,他們即將目睹一個事件,並開始質疑過去被教導的的歷史…。

Readers of the Harry Potter series" "and "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell" are sure to be mesmerized by Dan Vyleta s thrilling blend of historical fiction and fantasy, as three young friends scratch the surface of the grown-up world to discover startling wonders and dangerous secrets. 

Dan Vyletawrites with intricacy and imagination and skillful pacing; never once would I have considered putting his book down.In the manner of both a Dickens novel and the best young adult adventure stories (the Harry Potter series among them). . .his ending, which I wouldn t dare reveal here, is a real firecracker. Jennifer Senior, "The New York Times" 

Welcome to a Victorian England unlike any other you have experienced before. Here, wicked thoughts (both harmless and hate-filled) appear in the air as telltale wisps of Smoke. 
Young Thomas Argyle, a son of aristocracy, has been sent to an elite boarding school. Here he will be purged of Wickedness, for the wealthy do not Smoke. When he resists a sadistic headboy's temptations to Smoke, a much larger struggle beyond the school walls is revealed. Shortly thereafter, on a trip to London, Thomas and his best friend witness events that make them begin to question everything they have been taught about Smoke. 

And thus the adventure begins... You will travel by coach to a grand estate where secrets lurk in attic rooms and hidden laboratories; where young love blossoms; and where a tumultuous relationship between a mother and her children is the crucible in which powerful passions are kindled, and dangerous deeds must be snuffed out in a desperate race against time.
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Dan Vyleta
1960年代移民至德國的捷克難民之子,成年後負笈英國,獲劍橋大學歷史學博士。他的第一部小說Pavel & I一出版即獲國際好評,並譯成8國語言。第二部小說Quiet Twin入圍Roger作家信託基金小說獎,第三本The crooked Maid獲J I Segal獎。目前定居莎翁故鄉亞芬河畔的史特拉福(Stratford-upon-Avon)。

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