Hello to the Cannibals: A Novel

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Harper Collins, 13.10.2009 - 688 Seiten
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At first, all Lily Austin knows about 19th–century explorer Mary Kingsley is that, 100 years before, she was the first white woman to venture into the heart of Africa. But as Lily begins reading about Mary Kingsley, she becomes more and more fascinated – and discovers in Mary a kindred spirit.

In her own life, Lily feels trapped – on the one hand, she craves family and intimate connection; on the other hand, she has no healthy or satisfying role models. Consequently, as she nears graduation from the University of Virginia, she finds herself uncertain about what to do with her life.

As she researches Mary's life – she has begun writing a play about her – Lily comes to witness Mary's incredible bravery and startling originality, qualities that prove inspirational to Lily, whose own bravery is required as she attempts to navigate dysfunctional and destructive relationships with her young husband, her extended family – and a legacy of abuse dating back to her childhood.

 

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HELLO TO THE CANNIBALS

Nutzerbericht  - Kirkus

The conflicted love life and intellectual life of a woman coming to maturity in the '90s is juxtaposed with her imagined account of the experiences of 19th-century British explorer—and author of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Hello to the cannibals: a novel

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Newly married, pregnant, and living far from home with her hard-drinking Southern in-laws, Lily Austin escapes the humiliations and disappointments of her circumscribed life by reading everything she ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 101 - Whispered words of endearment floated to her ears as he picked her up in his arms and carried her to the bed.
Seite 132 - Oh, let me not be mad ! not mad, sweet heaven ! Keep me in temper — I would not be mad.
Seite 497 - The immediate man (in so far as immediacy is to be found without any reflection) is merely soulishly determined, his self or he himself is a something included along with "the other" in the compass of the temporal and the worldly, and it has only an illusory appearance of possessing in it something eternal. Thus the self coheres immediately with "the other...
Seite 482 - They kissed a second time and when it was over, she took him by the hand and led him into the bedroom.
Seite 81 - ... What are you doing?" Earl said. She continued to chew the food, cheeks puffed. But then she spit everything into a napkin. "I couldn't help myself," she said. "Slob," Earl said. "Go ahead, eat! Go on!" He went to the bedroom, closed the door, and lay on the covers. He could still hear the television. He put his hands behind his head and stared at the ceiling. She opened the door. "I'm going to try again,
Seite 109 - She waited for him to go on, and when he didn't she snapped, "That's all you can say?
Seite 390 - She put her head back on the seat and closed her eyes. She said desperately, "I am trying to think if it will be good for Jean.
Seite 145 - He was a man, take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again.

Über den Autor (2009)

Richard Bausch is the author of nine other novels and seven volumes of short stories. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Playboy, GQ, Harper's Magazine, and other publications, and has been featured in numerous best-of collections, including the O. Henry Awards' Best American Short Stories and New Stories from the South. In 2004 he won the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

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