Rachel Lyon – Fruit of the Dead

Rachel Lyon Fruit of the Dead recensie en informatie over de inhoud van de Amerikaanse debuutroman. Op 5 maart 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner Books de eerste roman van de Amerikaanse schrijfster Rachel Lyon. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van de roman, de schrijfster en over de uitgave. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van de roman verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Rachel Lyon Fruit of the Dead recensie

  • “In lush, hallucinatory prose, Lyon narrates from the perspectives of both mother and daughter and evokes the classic myth without distracting readers from the striking contemporary setting and subject matter.” (Booklist, Starred Review)
  • “Irresistible… brilliantly told… an affecting, engrossing, and resonant tale about lost innocence and the enduring bond between a mother and daughter.” (Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review)
  • “Lyon’s skillful and luscious prose encourages empathy… an affecting novel with touches of the fantastical, weaving explorations of power, youth, wealth, and familial love.” (Kirkus, Starred Review)

Rachel Lyon Fruit of the Dead

Fruit of the Dead

  • Auteur: Rachel Lyon (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse debuutroman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Books
  • Verschijnt: 5 maart 2024
  • Omvang: 320 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: $28.00 / $14.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Bol / Libris

Flaptekst van de eerste roman van Rachel Lyon

An electric contemporary reimagining of the myth of Persephone and Demeter set over the course of one summer on a lush private island, about addiction and sex, family and independence, and who holds the power in a modern underworld.

Camp counselor Cory Ansel, eighteen and aimless, afraid to face her high-strung single mother in New York, is no longer sure where home is when the father of one of her campers offers an alternative. The CEO of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, Rolo Picazo is middle-aged, divorced, magnetic. He is also intoxicated by Cory. When Rolo proffers a childcare job (and an NDA), Cory quiets an internal warning and allows herself to be ferried to his private island. Plied with luxury and opiates manufactured by his company, she continues to tell herself she’s in charge. Her mother, Emer, head of a teetering agricultural NGO, senses otherwise. With her daughter seemingly vanished, Emer crosses land and sea to heed a cry for help she alone is convinced she hears.

Alternating between the two women’s perspectives, Rachel Lyon’s Fruit of the Dead incorporates its mythic inspiration with a light touch and devastating precision. The result is a tale that explores love, control, obliteration, and America’s own late capitalist mythos. Lyon’s reinvention of Persephone and Demeter’s story makes for a haunting and ecstatic novel that vibrates with lush abandon. Readers will not soon forget it.

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