The Stars Are Fire

The Stars Are Fire

作者 : Anita Shreve

出版社 : ALFRED A. KNOPF

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定價 : NT 595

售價79折, NT470

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暢銷書《飛行員之妻》作者安妮塔.雪瑞佛(Anita Shreve)又一懸疑力作。一片乾旱的大地,一場大火,燒掉女主Grace辛酸的過去,沒想到,在迎向未來的自由之路上,危機四伏,充滿對Grace勇氣的試煉。

「就像她1998年造成轟動的暢銷書《飛行員之妻》,一名寡婦發現她的飛行員丈夫竟然另外有家室。《群星如火》(The Stars Are Fire)探索的是,已婚人們之間的祕密空間裡,到底發生了什麼樣的事…,一本傑作…,唸到最後一頁仍縈繞你心,就像來自野火的餘煙。」-《今日美國》

Grace是個住在緬因州的家庭主婦,她的丈夫Gene是個土地測量員,他從未對她吐露烙印在他身上與內心傷疤的戰爭經驗,但是在夫妻閨房之事上,Grace從未得到丈夫的溫柔對待。她憧憬鄰居密友Rosie對她說的那種愛人之間的親密感,但卻無法指望Gene能夠如此對待。

1947年的夏天異常炎熱,緬因州如同一個裝滿引火之物的盒子,隨時都有燃燒的可能。一場森林大火,使得Gene加入了滅火志願隊;小鎮也因為大火,逼得Grace不得不帶著兩個孩子與母親逃向海邊,如此的奔波,使得Grace沒有保住腹中的孩子。無家可歸的他們,住進了海邊一棟Gene的母親留給他的房子,沒想到屋中住著一個不速之客,一個因為大火被迫取消演奏會的愛爾蘭鋼琴師Aidan。Gene因為滅火任務而下落不明,Grace與Aidan之間的烈火卻燃燒不斷,Grace終於經歷了好友Rosie口中的愛侶情境,也感受到與Gene過著的狹隘生活中所感受不到的歡愉與雀躍,一種全新的自由。

災難過後,Aidan啟程,繼續他的演奏之旅,他向Grace保證,一定會再回來。在Grace面前的未來,似乎明亮且甜蜜?但是她沒有想到的卻是即將降臨的危機…。

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot’s Wife (an Oprah’s Book Club selection): an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath–based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine’s history

In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie’s two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort. The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands’ fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. In the midst of this devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms–joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain–and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens–and Grace’s bravery is tested as never before.

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安妮塔.雪瑞佛(Anita Shreve)
小說已售出超過600萬冊,且被翻譯成36國語言,目前與丈夫住在新罕布夏州。

Anita Shreve was a high school teacher and a freelance magazine journalist before writing fiction full time. She is the author over fifteen novels including The Stars Are Fire as well as the international bestseller The Pilot’s Wife, and The Weight of the Water, a finalist for the Orange Prize. Shreve teaches writing at Amherst College and lives in Massachusetts.
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