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2018-02-07
Now We Shall Be Entirely Free
Andrew Miller
Sceptre
August 2018
432pp
書籍編號:
01-2648
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● 內文簡介

By the Costa Award-winning author of PURE, a stunning historical novel with the grip of a thriller, written in richly evocative, luminous prose.

One rain-swept February night in 1809, an unconscious man is carried into a house in Somerset. He is Captain John Lacroix, home from Britain's disastrous campaign against Napoleon's forces in Spain.

Gradually Lacroix recovers his health, but not his peace of mind - he cannot talk about the war or face the memory of what happened in a village on the gruelling retreat to Corunna. After the command comes to return to his regiment, he sets out instead for the Hebrides, with the vague intent of reviving his musical interests and collecting local folksongs.

Lacroix sails north incognito, unaware that he has far worse to fear than being dragged back to the army: a vicious English corporal and a Spanish officer are on his trail, with orders to kill. The haven he finds on a remote island with a family of free-thinkers and the sister he falls for are not safe, at all.

 

● 作者簡介

Andrew Miller is the author of seven novels: INGENIOUS PAIN (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), CASANOVA, OXYGEN (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Whitbread Novel Award), PURE (winner of the 2011 Costa Book of the Year Award) and THE CROSSING. He lives in Somerset.

 

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