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2020-01-21
Migrations: A Novel
Charlotte McConaghy
Flatiron Books
Aug. 2020
272pp
書籍編號:
01-30147
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● 內文簡介

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★《禁忌祈禱書》作者Geraldine Brooks、《如果我們的世界消失了》作者艾蜜莉.孟德蘭和《野性的呼喚》作者Julia Fine盛情推薦。

這本小說令人聯想到《如果我們的世界消失了》和《無聲告白》(Everything I Never Told You),其故事背景是一個處於災難的邊緣地,一年輕女子企圖追蹤世界上末代的鳥類,並同時抓住救贖自己的最後機會。

意志是種強大的力量,而我
稱它為「可怕」。

法蘭妮.史東(Franny Stone)是一名流浪者,跟隨海洋潮汐和在上空飛翔的鳥兒四處為家,藉以忘卻自己所失去的、困擾的生活。當她鍾愛的野外即將消失時,她不能再漫無目的地遊蕩。

她來到遍遠的格陵蘭,只有一個目的:尋找世界最後一群北極燕鷗,並跟隨牠們遷徙。她說服薩加尼號的船長恩尼斯.馬隆(Ennis Malone)讓她上船,甚至贏得易怒和古怪的船員的信任,承諾只要追蹤這些鳥,便能帶他們找到魚。

當薩加尼號向南出發,船員開始發現這位自稱科學家法蘭妮並不是他們所知道的那樣,她晚上會無故受驚、累積一堆給她丈夫的信,還有不借以死去追蹤燕鷗。法蘭妮渾身充滿黑暗的秘密,當她過去的故事開始逐漸被展開,恩尼斯和他的船員們必須要找出法蘭妮究竟正在追尋什麼,又是什麼原因讓她來到這裡。

隨著故事的推進,讀者將意識到一場野生生物快速滅絕的災難,像劇烈又脆弱的北極燕鷗,為了存活而作最後爭扎。這本小說是對野外和正受威脅生物的美麗頌歌,也是要告訴人類為了我們所愛的人,可以走多遠到達世界的邊緣。

 

● 作者簡介

Charlotte McConaghy,是來自澳洲雪梨的作家和編劇。這是她的首作小說。

 

● 媒體報導

"Migrations is as beautiful and as wrenching as anything I've ever read. This is an extraordinary novel by a wildly talented writer."──作者艾蜜莉.孟德爾(Emily St. John Mandel),《如果我們的世界消息了》(Station Eleven)作者

“Gutting and gorgeous, Migrations is an astounding meditation on love, trauma, and the cost of survival. With soulful prose and deep empathy, McConaghy weaves parallel stories of a woman and a world on the brink of devastation, but never without hope. Equal parts love letter and dirge, this is a true force of a book that I read holding my breath from its start to its symphonic finish.”──Julia Fine, author of What Should Be Wild

“McConaghy’s luminous, brilliant novel, set in a future when wildlife is rapidly becoming extinct, is indeed about loss—but what makes it miraculous is that it is also about both the glimpses of hope and the shattering persistence of love, if we are only brave enough to acknowledge them. Written in prose as gorgeous as the crystalline beauty of the Arctic, Migrations is deeply moving, haunting, and, yes, important.”──Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World