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My Dark Vanessa (Harper Collins Publ. USA)

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Artikelnummer: 9780062976802

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  & #8220 [An] exceedingly complex, inventive, resourceful examination of harm and power.& #8221 & #8212 The New York Times Book Review, Editors& #8217 Choice & #8220 A lightning rod . . . brilliantly crafted.& #8221 & #8212 The Washington Post A most anticipated book by The  New York Times  & #8226   USA Today & #8226 Entertainment Weekly  & #8226   Marie Claire & #8226 Elle  & #8226   Harper's Bazaar  & #8226   Bustle & #8226 Newsweek & #8226 New York Post & #8226 Esquire & #8226   Real Simple & #8226 The Sunday Times  & #8226 The  Guardian  Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager& #8212 and who professed to worship only her& #8212 may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa& #8217 s present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself.

Person Kate Elizabeth Russell
Genre Fremdsprachig
Einband Taschenbuch
ISBN 978-0-06-297680-2
Abmessungen (B/H/T) 230x157x35mm
Gewicht 425 g