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      Marie NDiaye
    
      Jordan Stump

Ladivine

; Jordan Stump (Oversetter)

Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016

Clarisse Riviere's life is shaped by a refusal to admit to her husband Richard and to her daughter Ladivine that her mother is a poor black housekeeper. Les mer
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Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016

Clarisse Riviere's life is shaped by a refusal to admit to her husband Richard and to her daughter Ladivine that her mother is a poor black housekeeper. Instead, weighed down by guilt, she pretends to be an orphan, visiting her mother in secret and telling no-one of her real identity as Malinka, daughter of Ladivine Sylla.

In time, her lies turn against her. Richard leaves Clarisse, frustrated by the unbridgeable, indecipherable gulf between them. Clarisse is devastated, but finds solace in a new man, Freddy Moliger, who is let into the secret about her mother, and is even introduced to her.

But Ladivine, her daughter, who is now married herself, cannot shake a bad feeling about her mother's new lover, convinced that he can bring only chaos and pain into her life. When she is proved right, in the most tragic circumstances, the only comfort the family can turn to requires a leap of faith beyond any they could have imagined.

Centred around three generations of women, whose seemingly cursed lineage is defined by the weight of origins, the pain of alienation and the legacy of shame, Ladivine is a beguiling story of secrets, lies, guilt and forgiveness by one of Europe's most unique literary voices.

Translated from the French by Jordan Stump
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Forlag: MacLehose Press
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 336
ISBN: 9781848666047
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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«A haunting, melancholy and immaculately translated novel, a thing of beauty for ugly times.»

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«A brave, unusual book»

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«A haunting, powerful new voice in French literature, providing an intriguing, beguiling experience for English readers.»

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«Ladivine is a wonder indeed ... like a saga that you never want to end because each page reveals new riches

, Libération

«A sumptuously written novel by a writer at the height of her powers.»

Télérama

«With its unique phrasing, slow, multi-layered, and each sentence an absolute necessity, Ladivine is a new delight»

, BiblioObs

«In this unique book, Marie NDiaye displays tough, brittle lives in majestic style

, Dagens Nyheter

«A melancholy modern fable ... NDiaye reveals only as much reality as she wants to at any given moment-and therein lies her magic

Kirkus Review

«This strangely hypnotic novel exudes anguish and loneliness. Marie NDiaye, writes profoundly disturbing novels in such riveting prose that one cannot look away.»

Library Journal

«Ladivine is a real jewel... impeccable craftsmanship, refined phrasing that swirls with description, and a bewitching story. All of the author's talents are on display here.»

, Express

«Marie NDiaye's new novel is magnificent. A mesmerising dive into the chaos in the lineage of three women.»

LaLibreBelgique

«Sadness, regret, and insidious dread permeate every page of this beautifully crafted, relentless novel.»

Publishers Weekly

«With this novel, Marie NDiaye proves that she is a majestic storyteller and a deft weaver of literary universes.»

, Die Welt

«The real strengths of NDiaye are her ability to plumb the depths of a character's psychology and her cool but uncompromising dissection of their entire nature.»

, Der Freitag

«NDiaye's manner of writing has often been compared to Proust ... Here she has created a world of mystery, dreams, and sensuality in a very controlled style.»

, World Literature Today
Marie NDiaye was born in France in 1967. She published her first novel at seventeen, and has won the Prix Femina (Rosie Carpe in 2001) and the Prix Goncourt (Three Strong Women, 2009). Her play Papa Doit Manger has been taken into the repertoire of the Comédie Française. In 2007, after the election of Nicolas Sarkozy, NDiaye left France with her family to live in Berlin. Jordan Stump has translated many authors from the French including Marie Redonnet, Eric Chevillard, and Honoré de Balzac. His translation of Jardin des Plantes by Claude Simon won the 2001 French-American Foundation translation prize, and he was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Artes et des Lettres in 2006.