The Old Drift

Av Namwali Serpell
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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Språk: Engelsk
  • Sjangere: Folkeeventyr og Myter, Kjærlighet og Romanse, Litterær, Science-Fiction
  • Slippdato: 21. mar. 2019
  • Forlag: Hogarth

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The Old Drift
The Old Drift

'Extraordinary, ambitious, evocative... The Old Drift is an impressive book, ranging skillfully between historical and science fiction, shifting gears between political argument, psychological realism and rich fabulism...a dazzling debut, establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage' SALMAN RUSHDIE

On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Here begins the epic story of a small African nation, told by a mysterious swarm-like chorus that calls itself man's greatest nemesis. The tale? A playful panorama of history, fairytale, romance and science fiction. The moral? To err is human.

In 1904, in a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fates of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy. This sets off a cycle of unwitting retribution between three Zambian families (black, white, brown) as they collide and converge over the course of the century, into the present and beyond. As the generations pass, their lives - their triumphs, errors, losses and hopes - form a symphony about what it means to be human.

From a woman covered with hair and another plagued with endless tears, to forbidden love affairs and fiery political ones, to homegrown technological marvels like Afronauts, microdrones and viral vaccines - this gripping, unforgettable novel sweeps over the years and the globe, subverting expectations along the way. Exploding with colour and energy, The Old Drift is a testament to our yearning to create and cross borders, and a meditation on the slow, grand passage of time.

Longlisted for the Debut Crown Historical Writers Association Award 2019

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2019

SKU
9781781090497
Sjangere: Folkeeventyr og Myter Kjærlighet og Romanse Litterær Science-Fiction
Detaljer
SKU 9781781090497
Vekt (Kg) : 0.835000
Antall Sider 576
Subsjanger: Historisk
Leverandørstatus Ikke i trykk
Sjanger Folkeeventyr og Myter, Kjærlighet og Romanse, Litterær, Science-Fiction
Format Hardcover
Språk Engelsk
Produsent / Forlag : Hogarth
Opprinnelsesland : Storbritannia
Forfattere Namwali Serpell
Avansert Format Hardcover
Aldersgruppe Voksen
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