To Calais In Ordinary Time

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Autor/es
Meek, James
ISBN13
9781786896766
ISBN10
1786896761
Tipo
LIBRO
Páginas
392
Año de Edición
2019
Idioma
inglés
Encuadernación
Paperback
Editorial:
CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
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Fans of intelligent historical fiction will be enthralled by a story so original and so fully imagined. Meek shows the era as alien, which it is, and doesn't falsify it by assimilating it to ours. But his characters are recognisably warm and human -- HILARY MANTEL A glorious imaginative feat, full of complex, compelling, believable characters. Rarely have I been so captivated by a novel, so keen to hurry back to it and reimmerse myself in its world -- SARAH WATERS I was incapable of ripping myself away from this novel once I began it. James Meek is the bold creator of a world that I felt I could see, hear, smell and taste with complete clarity. What an excellent storyteller he is -- CHARLOTTE HIGGINS PRAISE FOR THE PEOPLE'S ACT OF LOVE: A quite extraordinary novel -- PHILIP PULLMAN Once in while a novel comes along that is so startlingly original as to defy categorisation . . . This is powerful storytelling indeed * * Mail on Sunday * * Meek is a novelist of Dostoevskyan intensity and seriousness * * Guardian * * A savagely colourful, always astonishing entertainment of elegant and bold storytelling -- SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE This is historical fiction that transcends the genre - as intense as a thriller, imagined on an epic scale * * The Times * * Spellbinding . . . A truly great read * * Guardian * * One of the country's finest writers * * GQ * *











Three journeys. One road. England, 1348. A gentlewoman flees an odious arranged marriage, a Scots proctor sets out for Avignon and a young ploughman in search of freedom is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers. All come together on the road to Calais. Coming in their direction from across the Channel is the Black Death, the plague that will wipe out half of the population of Northern Europe. As the journey unfolds, overshadowed by the archers' past misdeeds and clerical warnings of the imminent end of the world, the wayfarers must confront the nature of their loves and desires. A tremendous feat of language and empathy, it summons a medieval world that is at once uncannily plausible, utterly alien and eerily reflective of our own. James Meek's extraordinary To Calais, In Ordinary Time is a novel about love, class, faith, loss, gender and desire - set against one of the biggest cataclysms of human history.

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