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One of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017 A pinball machine zinging with sharp dialogue, breathtaking plot twists and naughty humor... McBride at his brave and joyous best. --New York Times Book Review Exciting new fiction from James McBride, the first since his National Book Awardwinning novel The Good Lord Bird. The stories in Five-Carat Soul --none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. Theyre funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic--all told with McBrides unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives. As McBride did in his National Book award-winning The Good Lord Bird and his bestselling The Color of Water , he writes with humor and insight about how we struggle to understand who we are in a world we dont fully comprehend. The result is a surprising, perceptive, and evocative collection of stories that is also a moving exploration of our human condition.

Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    308 Pages

  • Longueur

    21 cm

  • Largeur

    14 cm

  • Poids

    296 g

  • Distributeur


  • Support principal

    Grand format

James Mcbride

Né à Brooklyn, James McBride est écrivain et journaliste (il a écrit pour différents journaux américains comme The Boston Globe, People, The Washington Post). Son premier ouvrage La Couleur de l'eau a été vendu à 1,3 million d'exemplaires aux États-Unis et a été traduit dans plus de vingt pays. Musicien reconnu, saxophoniste et compositeur professionnel ; il a obtenu plusieurs prix pour ses créations et compositions de comédies musicales. Il vit aujourd'hui en Pennsylvanie.