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Nutshell

A Novel

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home - a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse - but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb.

Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers.
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"An astonishing act of literary ventriloquism unlike any in recent literature. A bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master... Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a shocking tale of murder and treachery from one of the world's master storytellers." Daily Telegraph
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Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer , a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites , won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time , which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, The Cement Garden , Enduring Love , Amsterdam , which won the 1998 Booker Prize, Atonement , Saturday, On Chesil Beach, Solar, Sweet Tooth and The Children Act .
Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; and Nutshell, which was a Number One bestseller. Atonement and Enduring Love have both been turned into award-winning films, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach are in production and set for release this year, and filming is currently underway for a BBC TV adaptation of The Child in Time.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 224
Erscheinungsdatum 01.06.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78470-512-1
Verlag Random House Children's Books
Maße (L/B/H) 17.7/10.8/2 cm
Gewicht 165 g
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Ein ungewöhnlicher Ausblick!
von Tina Bauer aus Essingen am 30.10.2016
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Wenn ein Säugling aus dem Bauch heraus einen Blick auf unsere Welt wirft, was kommt dabei heraus? Ian McEwan schildert uns mit seinem Roman „Nutshell“ einen eher unerwarteten „Ausblick“. Das ungeborene Kind muss miterleben, wie seine eigene Mutter mit dem Bruder seines Vaters gemeinsame Sache macht und den Vater ermorden um an d... Wenn ein Säugling aus dem Bauch heraus einen Blick auf unsere Welt wirft, was kommt dabei heraus? Ian McEwan schildert uns mit seinem Roman „Nutshell“ einen eher unerwarteten „Ausblick“. Das ungeborene Kind muss miterleben, wie seine eigene Mutter mit dem Bruder seines Vaters gemeinsame Sache macht und den Vater ermorden um an das Erbe zu gelangen. Das Ungeborene betrachtet die Welt in der wir leben mit ungeheurer Wissbegier und vertritt anfangs noch die Meinung seines Vaters. Doch die Mutter ist und bleibt die Mutter und die Sorge ist groß, denn der Bruder wirkt nicht gerade vertrauensvoll. Die Zugeständnisse seitens des Ungeborenen geraten ins Schwanken. Es stellt sich stets die Frage, wem kann man vertrauen und wer beschützt einen vor dieser Welt? Festzustellen bleibt, dass die Gier nach Macht und die Gier nach Geld die Welt regieren und man stets für sich selbst verantwortlich ist.

Nutshell
von miss.mesmerized am 17.09.2016
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Trudy is pregnant, but currently not living with the child’s father, John, but his uncle, Claude. The house they live in was one Trudy and John’s retreat and now worth millions since housing in London is expensive. Claude is into real estate and comes up with a plan: why not get rid of the unwanted father of the child and make m... Trudy is pregnant, but currently not living with the child’s father, John, but his uncle, Claude. The house they live in was one Trudy and John’s retreat and now worth millions since housing in London is expensive. Claude is into real estate and comes up with a plan: why not get rid of the unwanted father of the child and make money of the house? A plan is made, but John interferes when he suddenly shows up and asks Trudy to leave the house where he wants to create a new home for himself and his girlfriend Elodie. Quick action is needed and thus Trudy and Claude have to react fast. Just a couple of hours later, they seem to have reached their aim and nobody is there who could blame them. But what they don’t know is that somebody has been listening all the time… Respect. Ian McEwan really succeeded in surprising me. One of my favourite authors of whom I have read many novels accomplished something I thought risky and did not expect much from: telling a story from an unborn baby’s point of view. But what do we get: a lot of fun with a narrator who is not only a lot cleverer than all the adults presented, but also a close observer and ironic commentator of what he hears and understands. In this special case, getting the story just form one perspective is a great plus since the baby is just hilarious. At points, however, the laughter gets stuck in your throat when, for example, the baby is longing for another glass of wine – something it is highly used to. In this way, McEwan does what we expect him to do: he knows exactly how to put the words so that there is a double meaning and the underlying message can hit you hard. What I liked best about the novel were first of all the baby’s way of narrating what’s happening. A slightly naïve tone which nevertheless shows a lot on knowledge and understanding. Second, the presentation of the characters who are mainly characterized through their action and even though they are not really the sympathetic type of person and only seen through the baby’s eyes, the develop facets and become more and more complex in their feelings. All in all, a quick read which connects a lively and lovable narrator with a murder plot.