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RACHEL SEIFFERT's first novel, The Dark Room, was short-listed for the Booker Prize, won the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize, and was the basis for the acclaimed motion picture Lore. She was one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003; in 2004, Field Study, her collection of short stories, received an award from PEN Inter-national. Her second novel, Afterwards, was long-listed for the 2007 Orange Prize, and in 2011 she received the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her books have been published in eighteen languages. Formerly of Glasgow, she now lives in London with her family.

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"Seiffert, author of the Booker-shortlisted The Dark Room, turns to her former hometown, Glasgow, for this thought-provoking novel. As in her previous works, Seiffert illuminates historical and political issues through harrowing personal dramas. The story opens 'now, or thereabouts,' as construction foreman Jozef dreams of finally earning enough money on his current building project to allow him to return to Gdansk, Poland, where he hopes to convince his estranged wife to make another go of their marriage. The Polish workers don't understand young Glasgow native Stevie's presence on their work crew, but neither do they question it, especially after he uses his skills as a burglar to retrieve supplies belonging to the crew that a former employer has locked away. A second narrative strand, beginning in the early 1990s and eventually intersecting with the present-day story, reveals Stevie's troubled upbringing in Glasgow. His parents, Eric and Brenda, both from Irish Protestant backgrounds, fell out over Eric's involvement with a hardline anti-Catholic group. Throughout, Seiffert questions whether it's possible to transcend a legacy of conflict without escaping your background altogether, and considers what life feels like when the concept of 'home' is far from safe or simple. Agent: Toby Eady, Toby Eady Associates (U.K.). (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ISBN:
9780307908810
Author:
Seiffert, Rachel
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.54 x 5.78 x 1.16 in 0.98 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Seiffert, author of the Booker-shortlisted The Dark Room, turns to her former hometown, Glasgow, for this thought-provoking novel. As in her previous works, Seiffert illuminates historical and political issues through harrowing personal dramas. The story opens 'now, or thereabouts,' as construction foreman Jozef dreams of finally earning enough money on his current building project to allow him to return to Gdansk, Poland, where he hopes to convince his estranged wife to make another go of their marriage. The Polish workers don't understand young Glasgow native Stevie's presence on their work crew, but neither do they question it, especially after he uses his skills as a burglar to retrieve supplies belonging to the crew that a former employer has locked away. A second narrative strand, beginning in the early 1990s and eventually intersecting with the present-day story, reveals Stevie's troubled upbringing in Glasgow. His parents, Eric and Brenda, both from Irish Protestant backgrounds, fell out over Eric's involvement with a hardline anti-Catholic group. Throughout, Seiffert questions whether it's possible to transcend a legacy of conflict without escaping your background altogether, and considers what life feels like when the concept of 'home' is far from safe or simple. Agent: Toby Eady, Toby Eady Associates (U.K.). (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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