Gravel Heart

By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

«Gravel Heart is one of the beautiful novels that lingers in the mind long after reading. Gurnah writes about the clash of worlds with such pathos and elegance.»

Amanda Foreman

By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

‘The elegance and control of Gurnah's writing, and his understanding of how quietly and slowly and repeatedly a heart can break, make this a deeply rewarding novel’ Kamila Shamsie, Guardian

For seven-year-old Salim, the pillars upholding his small universe – his indifferent father, his adored uncle, his treasured books, the daily routines of government school and Koran lessons – seem unshakeable. Les mer

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By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

‘The elegance and control of Gurnah's writing, and his understanding of how quietly and slowly and repeatedly a heart can break, make this a deeply rewarding novel’ Kamila Shamsie, Guardian

For seven-year-old Salim, the pillars upholding his small universe – his indifferent father, his adored uncle, his treasured books, the daily routines of government school and Koran lessons – seem unshakeable. But it is the 1970s, and the winds of change are blowing through Zanzibar: suddenly Salim’s father is gone, and the island convulses with violence and corruption the wake of a revolution. It will only be years later, making his way through an alien and hostile London, that Salim will begin to understand the shame and exploitation festering at the heart of his family’s history.

‘Riveting … The measured elegance of Gurnah’s prose renders his protagonist in a manner almost uncannily real’ New York Times

‘Glittering ... Each work is different from the last, yet they build into a powerfully evocative oeuvre that keeps coming back to the same questions, in spare, graceful prose, about the ties that bind and the ties that fray’ Telegraph

‘A colourful tale of life in a Zanzibar village, where passions and politics reshape a family… Powerful’ Mail on Sunday

Detaljer

Forlag
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
272
ISBN
9781408881309
Utgivelsesår
2018
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Abdulrazak Gurnah is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021. He is the author of ten novels: Memory of Departure, Pilgrims Way, Dottie, Paradise (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award), Admiring Silence, By the Sea (longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award), Desertion (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize) The Last Gift, Gravel Heart, and Afterlives, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Fiction 2021 and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize. He was Professor of English at the University of Kent, and was a Man Booker Prize judge in 2016. He lives in Canterbury.

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«Gravel Heart is one of the beautiful novels that lingers in the mind long after reading. Gurnah writes about the clash of worlds with such pathos and elegance.»

Amanda Foreman

«Gurnah etches with biting incisiveness the experiences of immigrants exposed to contempt, hostility or patronising indifference on their arrival in Britain»

Spectator

«Gurnah writes with quiet humour and great affection about pre-revolutionary Zanzibar and its people … Gurnah writes beautifully, with the satisfying assurance of someone who knows how to achieve his effects without undue fuss but with absolute precision»

Daily Telegraph

«Gurnah evokes his world in poetic prose which is pure and lucid»

Guardian

«His prose is elegant and evocative»

Mail on Sunday

«Gurnah has laid powerful imaginative claim to the eastern seaboard of Africa»

Independent

«Entertainingly intertwines migration and a tale of family drama ... Gurnah has rightly been praised for his masterful storytelling ... An emotive tale about betrayal, families and the East African diaspora»

Theresa Munoz, Sunday Herald

«Exile has given Gurnah a perspective on the “balance between things” that is astonishing, superb»

Observer

«Gurnah is a master storyteller»

Aminatta Forna, Financial Times

«Gurnah writes with wonderful insight about family relationships and he folds in the layers of history with elegance and warmth»

The Times

«The measured elegance of Gurnah’s prose renders his protagonist in a manner almost uncannily real … Gurnah’s portrayal of student immigrant life in Britain is pleasingly deliberate and precise, and also riveting … Even the minor characters in this novel have richly imagined histories that inflect their smallest interactions – one of the loveliest pleasures of this book, and a choice that makes its world exceptionally full»

New York Times

«A poignant, understated and frequently moving novel»

Herald

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