Forlag Fourth Estate
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019
The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature.
Suppose you and Pa were gone, and we were lost. What would happen then?
A family in New York packs the car and sets out on a road trip. A mother, a father, a boy and a girl, they head south west, to the Apacheria, the regions of the US which used to be Mexico. They drive for hours through desert and mountains. They stop at diners when they’re hungry and sleep in motels when it gets dark. The little girl tells surreal knock knock jokes and makes them all laugh. The little boy educates them all and corrects them when they’re wrong. The mother and the father are barely speaking to each other.
Meanwhile, thousands of children are journeying north, travelling to the US border from Central America and Mexico. A grandmother or aunt has packed a backpack for them, putting in a bible, one toy, some clean underwear. They have been met by a coyote: a man who speaks to them roughly and frightens them. They cross a river on rubber tubing and walk for days, saving whatever food and water they can. Then they climb to the top of a train and travel precariously in the open container on top. Not all of them will make it to the border.
In a breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, Lost Children Archive intertwines these two journeys to create a masterful novel full of echoes and reflections – a moving, powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world.
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En eller flere bøker hver måned fra ulike land rundt i verden. Påbegynt plan:
(Vil bli revidert)
Februar: Nigeria,Argentina og USA
Mars: Vietnam, USA og England
April: England, og USA
Mai: USA og USA/Mexico
November: Osceania (New Zealand)
Reading the World: Read a book from every country in the world. Here's my growing list of titles and recommendations.
I tillegg har vi avtalt å lese første del av "Anna Karenina" av Leo Tolsto
1 A book with a title that doesn't contain the letters A, T or Y
2 A book by an author whose last name is one syllable
3. A book that you are prompted to read because of something you read in 2019
4 A book set in a place or time that you wouldn't want to live
5 The first book in a series that you have not started
6 A book with a mode of transportation on the cover
7 A book set in the southern hemisphere
8 A book with a two-word title where the first word is "The"
9 A book that can be read in a day
10 A book that is between 400-600 pages
11 A book originally published in a year that is a prime number
12 A book that is a collaboration between 2 or more people
13 A prompt from a previous Around the Year in 52 Books challenge (Link)
14 A book by an author on the Abe List of 100 Essential Female Writers (link)
15 A book set in a global city
16 A book set in a rural or sparsely populated area
17 A book with a neurodiverse character
18 A book by an author you've only read once before
19 A fantasy book
20 The 20th book [on your TBR, in a series, by an author, on a list, etc.]
21 A book related to Maximilian Hell, the noted astronomer and Jesuit Priest born in 1720
22 A book with the major theme of survival
23 A book featuring an LGBTQIA+ character or by an LGBTQIA+ author
24 A book with an emotion in the title
25 A book related to the arts
26 A book from the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards
27. A history or historical fiction
28 A book by an Australian, Canadian or New Zealand author
29. An underrated book, a hidden gem or a lesser known book
30 A book from the New York Times '100 Notable Books' list for any year
31 A book inspired by a leading news story
32 A book related to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan
33 A book about a non-traditional family
34 A book from a genre or sub genre that starts with a letter in your name
35 A book with a geometric pattern or element on the cover
36 A book from your TBR/wishlist that you don't recognize putting there, or put there on a whim
37 Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #1
38 Two books that are related to each other as a pair of binary opposites: Book #2
39 A book by an author whose real name(s) you're not quite sure how to pronounce
40. A book with a place name in the title
41 A mystery
42 A book that was nominated for one of the ‘10 Most Coveted Literary Prizes in the World’
43 A book related to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse
44 A book related to witches
45 A book by the same author who wrote one of your best reads in 2019 or 2018
46 A book about an event/era in history taken from the BillyJoel song "We Didn't Start the Fire"
47 A classic book you've always meant to read
48 A book published in 2020
49 A book that fits a prompt from the list of suggestions that didn't win (link)
50 A book with a silhouette on the cover
51 A book with an "-ing" word in the title
52 A book related to time