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Study for Obedience

Autor Sarah Bernstein

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Study for Obedience
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE 2023NAMED AS ONE OF GRANTA MAGAZINE'S BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2023A powerful, compressed masterwork for fans of Shirley Jackson and Claire-Louise BennettA woma...

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  • Editorial GRANTA BOOKS
  • ISBN13 9781783789931
  • ISBN10 178378993X
  • Tipus LLIBRE
  • Pàgines 208
  • Any Edició 2023
  • Idioma Anglès
  • Encuadernació Tapa dura

Study for Obedience

Autor Sarah Bernstein

Editorial GRANTA BOOKS

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE 2023NAMED AS ONE OF GRANTA MAGAZINE'S BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2023A powerful, compressed masterwork for fans of Shirley Jackson and Claire-Louise BennettA woma...

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2023LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE 2023NAMED AS ONE OF GRANTA MAGAZINE'S BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2023A powerful, compressed masterwork for fans of Shirley Jackson and Claire-Louise BennettA woman moves from the place of her birth to a remote northern country to be housekeeper to her brother, whose wife has just left him. The youngest child of many siblings - more than she cares to remember - from earliest childhood she has attended to their every desire, smoothed away the slightest discomfort with perfect obedience, with the highest degree of devotion. The country, it transpires, is the country of their family's ancestors, an obscure though reviled people.

Soon after she arrives, a series of unfortunate events occurs - collective bovine hysteria; the demise of a ewe and her nearly-born lamb; a local dog's phantom pregnancy; the containment of domestic fowl; a potato blight. She notices that the local suspicion about incomers in general seems to be directed particularly in her case. What is clear is that she is being accused of wrongdoing, but in a language she cannot understand and so cannot address.

And however diligently and silently she toils in service of the community, still she feels their hostility growing, pressing at the edges of her brother's property...