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Autor: David Almond
Editorial: Random House Inc
Año: 2001
Idioma: Inglés
N° páginas: 182
Encuadernación: Libro de bolsillo Rústica
ISBN: 9780440229087
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In 1983, an ordinary teenager called Daniel Rathbone fell in love, spurned a friend, and stumbled on the ability to see in the dark. On his twenty-fifth birthday, Daniel is bequeathed a second no less unusual gift – a Victorian writing box, the legacy of his father and the repository of his youthful secrets, and of his current feelings of guilt.When a visit from the once-spurned friend, Carey Schumacher, coincides with the death of a contemporary, Daniel’s peculiar endowments are enlisted to make lasting sense of lost time and place. From Bath to Brixton, from the 1960s to the 90s, The Oversight follows a trail of thwarted and victorious affections. It is an intently comic tale of vision and delusion; of family, friendship and desertion; and of the divisively cruel need to belong. A multi-layered debut of distinction. ‘Deeply impressive… Eaves simply does not put a foot wrong’ Evening Standard ‘Remarkable… I was so absorbed in the novel, so admiring of its cleverness and poise… a moving , frequently funny and impressive debut’ Sunday Times ‘Eaves hasn’t created a hero who can leap tall buildings, he’s created something rarer still: a vivid portrait of a man getting to grips with adulthood’ The Face ‘Subtle wondrous…intelligence and taste…gems of dry humour…a varied and accomplished first novel’ Scotland on Sunday

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