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Norman Lock – Tooth of the Convenant

Norman Lock Tooth of the Convenant recensie en informatie nieuwe Amerikaanse historische roman. Op 6 julie 2021 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Bellevue Literary Press de nieuwe roman van de Amerikaanse schrijver Norman Lock. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van de roman verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Norman Lock Tooth of the Convenant recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman Tooth of the Convenant. Het boek is geschreven door Norman Lock. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de nieuwe historische roman over Amerika aan het einde van de 17e eeuw, geschreven door Norman Lock.

Norman Lock Tooth of the Convenant Recensie

Tooth of the Convenant

  • Schrijver: Norman Lock (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: historische roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Bellevue Literary Press
  • Verschijnt: 6 juli 2021
  • Omvang: 288 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: paperback / ebook

Recensie en waardering voor de roman

  • “The novel’s somber exploration of American cruelty and religious intolerance is balanced by its nimble prose, sly wit, and engaging glimpse of a literary figure. Lock’s latest ambitious look at America’s history will delight fans of the series and earn new converts.” (Publishers Weekly)
  • “A reflective and subtly poignant look at Nathaniel Hawthorne… Lock displays a nimble virtuosity as he captures the speech of the time while demonstrating how the implicit bias, bigotry, and hypocrisy of Puritanism became the cancel culture of its day.” (Booklist)
  • “A distinctive and ambitious foray into literary history.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Flaptekst van de nieuwe roman van Norman Lock

Best known for his novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne was burdened by familial shame, which began with his great-great-grandfather John Hathorne, the infamously unrepentant Salem witch trial judge. In this, the eighth stand-alone book in The American Novels series, we witness Hawthorne writing a tale entitled Tooth of the Covenant, in which he sends his fictional surrogate, Isaac Page, back to the year 1692 to save Bridget Bishop, the first person executed for witchcraft, and rescue the other victims from execution. But when Page puts on Hathorne’s spectacles, his worldview is transformed and he loses his resolve. As he battles his conscience, he finds that it is his own life hanging in the balance.

An ingenious and profound investigation into the very notion of universal truth and morality, Tooth of the Covenant probes storytelling’s depths to raise history’s dead and assuage the persistent ghost of guilt.

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