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Titel: East Fortune
Autor/en: James Runcie
Autor/en: James Runcie
1. , Aufl.
1. Mai 2009 - gebunden - 240 Seiten
The boy stepped out into the road. He stretched his arms out
and his legs apart, making an X, palms facing the windscreen, the hands
with a slight tremor that Jack only remembered later. His face had a
questioning look that asked 'Why are you doing this to me?'
Jack has been sleepwalking through his middle age. His wife has
left him; his grown-up daughters no longer need him; and he rarely
leaves his remote house on the east coast of Scotland. But when he is
involved in an horrific accident, he is jolted out of his stupor, and
embarks upon a new friendship that helps him to re-evaluate everything.
Douglas is on the early morning Eurostar to Paris to have lunch
with a woman he barely knows. Despite his responsibilities to family,
work and friends, he is determined to risk everything for his obsession
with a stranger.
Angus is fifty-four. He has always prided himself on his happy
marriage, his reliable car, his nice house, his stable career: there
are no nasty surprises. But when a man thirty years his junior takes
him to a stuffy room and tells him he no longer has a job, he finds
himself suddenly in freefall. As a man without a profession, how does
he now define himself?
As the three Henderson brothers head to their big childhood home
in East Fortune for their annual summer gathering, they steel
themselves against sibling rivalry, parental expectation and the
vulnerability that comes with being with those who know you best.
Intense, humane, humorous and subtle, East Fortune is a moving story about lives at the crossroads; about life and love, chance and hope - and how families survive.
James Runcie is the author of three novels, The Discovery of Chocolate, The Colour of Heaven and Canvey Island.
He is also an award-winning film-maker and theatre director and has
scripted several films for BBC Television. He directed a documentary
following a year in the life of J.K. Rowling. James Runcie lives in
St.Albans with his wife and two daughters.
'Runcie has captured the truth about love, that most nebulous of emotions, more accurately than most so-called romantic novelists'
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