What Belongs to You

What Belongs to You

作者 : Garth Greenwell



定價 : NT 439

售價79折, NT347





What Belongs to You是一本關於欲望和慾望帶來什麼樣後果的小說,帶著抒情的張力與驚人的情慾。Garth Greenwell創作了一本讓人難忘的作品,闡述我們的過去與文化,我們的傷疤與羞辱,如何形塑出我們是什麼樣的人,並決定我們如何去愛。

Long-listed for the 2016 National Book Award in fiction

Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

A New Republic Best Debut Novel of the Year

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by Esquire, Slate, Vulture, The Telegraph (London), Minnesota Public Radio, BookishBuzz, The Guardian (London), The Millions, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Cultured Vultures

On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher enters a public bathroom beneath Sofia’s National Palace of Culture. There he meets Mitko, a charismatic young hustler, and pays him for sex. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, drawn by hunger and loneliness and risk, and finds himself ensnared in a relationship in which lust leads to mutual predation, and tenderness can transform into violence. As he struggles to reconcile his longing with the anguish it creates, he’s forced to grapple with his own fraught history, the world of his southern childhood where to be queer was to be a pariah. There are unnerving similarities between his past and the foreign country he finds himself in, a country whose geography and griefs he discovers as he learns more of Mitko’s own narrative, his private history of illness, exploitation, and want.

What Belongs to You is a stunning debut novel of desire and its consequences. With lyric intensity and startling eroticism, Garth Greenwell has created an indelible story about the ways in which our pasts and cultures, our scars and shames can shape who we are and determine how we love.
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