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The burgess boys a novel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Elizabeth Strout "animates the ordinary with an astonishing force," wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize'winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout's "magnificent gift for humanizing characters." Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan'the Burgess sibling who stayed behind'urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout's newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art. Praise for The Burgess Boys "Strout's prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity."'The New Yorker "Elizabeth Strout's first two books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were highly thought of, and her third, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But The Burgess Boys, her most recent novel, is her best yet."'The Boston Globe "Strout's greatest gift as a writer, outside a diamond-sharp precision that packs 320 fast-paced pages full of insight, is her ability to let the reader in on all the rancor of her characters without making any of them truly detestable. ... Strout creates a portrait of an American community in turmoil that's as ambitious as Philip Roth's American Pastoral but more intimate in tone."'Time "[Strout's] extraordinary narrative gifts are evident again. ... At times [The Burgess Boys is] almost effortlessly fluid, with superbly rendered dialogue, sudden and unexpected bolts of humor and ... startling riffs of gripping emotion."'Associated Press "[Strout] is at her masterful best when conjuring the two Burgess boys. ... Scenes between them ring so true."'San Francisco Chronicle "No one should be surprised by the poignancy and emotional vigor of Elizabeth Strout's new novel. But the broad social and political range of The Burgess Boys shows just how impressively this extraordinary writer continues to develop."'The Washington Post "Every element in Strout's graceful, many-faceted novel is keenly observed, lustrously imagined and trenchantly interpreted."'Chicago Tribune From the Hardcover edition.

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  • "NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Elizabeth Strout "animates the ordinary with an astonishing force," wrote The New Yorker on the publication of her Pulitzer Prize'winning Olive Kitteridge. The San Francisco Chronicle praised Strout's "magnificent gift for humanizing characters." Now the acclaimed author returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan'the Burgess sibling who stayed behind'urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strout's newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art. Praise for The Burgess Boys "Strout's prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity."'The New Yorker "Elizabeth Strout's first two books, Abide with Me and Amy and Isabelle, were highly thought of, and her third, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But The Burgess Boys, her most recent novel, is her best yet."'The Boston Globe "Strout's greatest gift as a writer, outside a diamond-sharp precision that packs 320 fast-paced pages full of insight, is her ability to let the reader in on all the rancor of her characters without making any of them truly detestable. ... Strout creates a portrait of an American community in turmoil that's as ambitious as Philip Roth's American Pastoral but more intimate in tone."'Time "[Strout's] extraordinary narrative gifts are evident again. ... At times [The Burgess Boys is] almost effortlessly fluid, with superbly rendered dialogue, sudden and unexpected bolts of humor and ... startling riffs of gripping emotion."'Associated Press "[Strout] is at her masterful best when conjuring the two Burgess boys. ... Scenes between them ring so true."'San Francisco Chronicle "No one should be surprised by the poignancy and emotional vigor of Elizabeth Strout's new novel. But the broad social and political range of The Burgess Boys shows just how impressively this extraordinary writer continues to develop."'The Washington Post "Every element in Strout's graceful, many-faceted novel is keenly observed, lustrously imagined and trenchantly interpreted."'Chicago Tribune From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "Aber natürlich folgen sie dem Hilferuf der Schwester, nicht ahnend, dass ihre Rückkehr nach Maine ihr bisheriges Leben vollkommen umkrempeln wird ... Elizabeth Strout wurde 1956 in Portland, Maine, geboren. Nach dem Jurastudium begann sie zu schreiben. Ihr erster Roman "Amy Isabelle" wurde für die Shortlist des Orange Prize und den PEN/Faulkner Award nominiert und wurde ein Bestseller. Für "Mit Blick aufs Meer" bekam sie 2009 den Pulitzerpreis. Elizabeth Strout lebt heute in New York."
  • "Als einzige der drei Burgess-Geschwister ist Susan hiergeblieben, ihr Mann hat sie schon lang verlassen, der 19-jährige Sohn Zachary wohnt bei ihr in dem eiskalten, ungemütlichen Häuschen. Als der verschlossene, einsame Junge eines Tages einen halb aufgetauten Schweinekopf in die behelfsmässige Moschee rollen lässt, ist die kleine Gemeinde erschüttert. Ein rassistisches Verbrechen? Auf jeden Fall ein Skandal, mit dem Susan allein nicht fertig wird. Und so bittet sie ihre Brüder Jim und Bob um Hilfe, die als Anwälte in New York arbeiten. Unterschiedlicher könnten diese beiden Brüder nicht sein: Jim, der reiche Karriere-Jurist, lebt mit seiner Frau Helen in einem schönen grossen Haus. Bob hingegen war noch nie besonders erfolgreich, ist geschieden, und seine beste Freundin ist immer noch die Exfrau. Nichts zieht die Brüder mehr nach Shirley Falls zurück.-"
  • "Das Leben könnte so einfach sein - doch die Menschen sind es nicht In einer Kleinstadt in Maine zu leben, mag romantisch klingen, aber die Wirklichkeit sieht meist anders aus. Die Brüder Jim und Bob Burgess sind deswegen so bald wie möglich nach New York gezogen. Als ihre Schwester Susan, die zu Hause geblieben ist, ihre Hilfe braucht, kehren ihre Brüder widerstrebend in die Heimatstadt zurück. Mit ungeahnter Macht holt sie dort jedoch die Vergangenheit wieder ein ... Eine aufwühlende Familiengeschichte, vollkommen unsentimental und dabei tief berührend - eine echte Strout eben."
  • "Das Leben könnte so einfach sein - doch die Menschen sind es nicht In einer Kleinstadt in Maine zu leben, mag romantisch klingen, aber die Wirklichkeit sieht meist anders aus. Die Brüder Jim und Bob Burgess sind deswegen so bald wie möglich nach New York gezogen. Als ihre Schwester Susan, die zu Hause geblieben ist, ihre Hilfe braucht, kehren ihre Brüder widerstrebend in die Heimatstadt zurück. Mit ungeahnter Macht holt sie dort jedoch die Vergangenheit wieder ein ... Eine aufwühlende Familiengeschichte, vollkommen unsentimental und dabei tief berührend - eine echte Strout eben. Shirley Falls ist eine typische Kleinstadt in Maine: hohe Arbeitslosigkeit, viele Alte, wenige Junge, wirtschaftlicher Niedergang, in neuester Zeit auch noch Aufnahmeort für muslimische Flüchtlinge aus Somalia.-"
  • "Haunted by a freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan, the Burgess sibling who stayed behind, urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begins to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever."
  • "Contemporary fiction. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a legal aid attorney who idolises Jim, has always taken it in his stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has landed himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever."
  • "Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a legal aid attorney who idolises Jim, has always taken it in his stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan, the sibling who stayed behind, urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has landed himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever."
  • "Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan -- the Burgess sibling who stayed behind -- urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever."
  • "Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, a pair of brothers confront painful psychological issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their personal and professional lives."
  • "Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, a pair of brothers confront painful psychological issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their personal and professional lives."@en
  • "Een Amerikaans gezin gaat gebukt onder twee trauma's: de vader is doodgereden door zijn eigen auto waarin zijn drie kinderen zaten en de kleinzoon heeft een varkenskop in een moskee gegooid."

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