The Everlasting Story of Nory

Baker Nicholson

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Éditeur
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Digital
Pages
240
Parution
août 2011
Format
Ebook EPUB
Protection
DRM
Langue
Anglais
EAN
9780307807526
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Our supreme fabulist of the ordinary now turns his attention on a 9yearold American girl and produces a novel as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow wants to be a dentist or a designer of popup books. She likes telling stories and inventing dolls. She has nightmares about teeth, which may explain her career choice. She is going to school in England, where she is mocked for her accent and her friendship with an unpopular girl, and she has made it through the year without crying.

Nicholson Baker follows Nory as she interacts with her parents and peers, thinks about God and deathwatch beetles, and dreams of cows with pointed teeth. In this precocious child he gives us a heroine as canny and as whimsical as Lewis Carroll's Alice and evokes childhood in all its luminous weirdness.
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