Titolo: A Cure for Suicide
Autore: Jesse Ball
Link per l'acquisto: Bookdepository
Trama: From the author of Silence Once Begun, a beguiling new novel about a man starting over at the most basic level, and the strange woman who insinuates herself into his life and memory.
A man and a woman have moved into a small house in a small village. The woman is an "examiner", the man, her "claimant."
The examiner is both doctor and guide, charged with teaching the claimant a series of simple functions: this is a chair, this is a fork, this is how you meet people. She makes notes in her journal about his progress: he is showing improvement yet his dreams are troubling. One day the examiner brings the claimant to a party, where he meets Hilda, a charismatic but volatile woman whose surprising assertions throw everything the claimant has learned into question. What is this village? Why is he here? And who is Hilda? A fascinating novel of love, illness, despair, and betrayal, A cure for Suicide is the most captivating novel yet from one of our most audacious and original young writers.
We are the wreck of what we have been.
and the place of our own future demise.
Questo libro mi è stato regalato da una mia amica, e io l'ho letto tempo fa. Quando l'ho finito ero senza parole. E' stata una lettura davvero particolare, interessante... E, in un certo senso, mi ha cambiata.
Pur non riuscendo a trovare le parole esatte per dire quanto mi era piaciuto, gli diedi 5 stelle. E ora, dopo mesi, ne sono sempre più convinta.
Ho deciso quindi di consigliarvelo, nella speranza che vi possa piacere.