The Invisible Circus

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 29 sep. 2010 - 352 pagina's
In Jennifer Egan’s highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O’Connor, age eighteen. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith’s life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco across Europe, a quest which yields both complex and disturbing revelations about family, love, and Faith’s lost generation. This spellbinding novel introduced Egan’s remarkable ability to tie suspense with deeply insightful characters and the nuances of emotion.
 

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A wonderful novel detailing one woman's search for the truth behind her sister's suicide. In the process she grows up and faces some uncomfortable truths about her family's past. On her journey ... Volledige review lezen

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The title refers partly to a Diggers' sponsored happening in late 1960s San Francisco, which was a strong influence on the book's characters Wolf and Faith. Faith is the dead older sister of the main ... Volledige review lezen

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Pagina 13 - She lost herself in these contemplations, her own life falling away like a husk as she sank into the rich, bottomless well of her sister's absence.

Over de auteur (2010)

Jennifer Eganis the author of four novels:†A Visit from the Goon Squad,†The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus;†and the story collection†Emerald City.†Her stories have been published in†The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story,†and†Ploughshares,†and her nonfiction appears frequently in†The New York Times Magazine.†She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn.

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