Sarah Bernstein – Study for Obedience

Sarah Bernstein Study for Obedience recensie en informatie over de inhoud van de roman uit Canada, shortlist Booker Prize 2023. Op 6 juli 2023 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Granta de roman van de Canadese schrijfster Sarah Bernstein. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van de roman verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Sarah Bernstein Study for Obedience recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman Study for Obedience. Het boek is geschreven door Sarah Bernstein. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de nieuwe roman van de Canadese auteur Sarah Bernstein.

Sarah Bernstein Study for Obedience recensie

Study for Obedience

Flaptekst van de roman van Sarah Bernstein

A woman moves from the place of her birth to a remote northern country to be housekeeper to her brother, whose wife has just left him. The youngest child of many siblings – more than she cares to remember – from earliest childhood she has attended to their every desire, smoothed away the slightest discomfort with perfect obedience, with the highest degree of devotion. The country, it transpires, is the country of their family’s ancestors, an obscure though reviled people.

Soon after she arrives, a series of unfortunate events occurs – collective bovine hysteria; the demise of a ewe and her nearly-born lamb; a local dog’s phantom pregnancy; the containment of domestic fowl; a potato blight. She notices that the local suspicion about incomers in general seems to be directed particularly in her case. What is clear is that she is being accused of wrongdoing, but in a language she cannot understand and so cannot address. And however diligently and silently she toils in service of the community, still she feels their hostility growing, pressing at the edges of her brother’s property.

Inside the house, although she tends to her brother and his home with the utmost care and attention, he too begins to fall ill.

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