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Madeleine Watts – The Inland Sea

Madeleine Watts The Inland Sea recensie en informatie van deze nieuwe Australische roman. Op 12 januari 2021 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Catapult Press de nieuwe roman van de Aastralische schrijfster Madeleine Watts. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van de roman verschenen of aangekondigd.

Madeleine Watts The Inland Sea recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman The Inland Sea. Het boek is geschreven door Madeleine Watts. 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 Australische schrijfster Madeleine Watts.

Madeleine Watts The Inland Sea Australische roman

The Inland Sea

  • Schrijfster: Madeleine Watts (Australië)
  • Soort boek: Australische roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Catapult Press
  • Verschijnt: 12 januari 2021
  • Omvang: 272 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook

Flaptekst van de roman van Madeleine Watts

A young Australian woman unable to find her footing in the world begins to break down when the emergencies she hears working as a 911 operator and the troubles within her own life gradually blur together, forcing her to grapple with how the past has shaped her present.

Drifting after her final year in college, a young writer begins working part-time as an emergency dispatch operator in Sydney. Over the course of an eight-hour shift, she is dropped into hundreds of crises, hearing only pieces of each. Callers report car accidents and violent spouses and homes caught up in flame.

The work becomes monotonous: answer, transfer, repeat. And yet the stress of listening to far-off disasters seeps into her personal life, and she begins walking home with keys in hand, ready to fight off men disappointed by what they find in neighboring bars. During her free time, she gets black-out drunk, hooks up with strangers, and navigates an affair with an ex-lover whose girlfriend is in their circle of friends.

Two centuries earlier, her great-great-great-great-grandfather–the British explorer John Oxley–traversed the wilderness of Australia in search of water. Oxley never found the inland sea, but the myth was taken up by other men, and over the years, search parties walked out into the desert, dying as they tried to find it.

Interweaving a woman’s self-destructive unraveling with the gradual worsening of the climate crisis, The Inland Sea is charged with unflinching insight into our age of anxiety. At a time when wildfires have swept an entire continent, this novel asks what refuge and comfort looks like in a constant state of emergency.

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