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Für ihren Roman »The Ninth Hour« (La Neuvième Heure) ist die amerikanische Schriftstellerin Alice McDermott mit dem Prix femina étranger 2018 ausgezeichnet worden. Wir gratulieren!

Alice McDermott La Neuvième Heure

"Superb and masterful….There are so many ways to read this beautiful novel: as a Greek tragedy with its narrative chorus and the sins of the fathers; as a Faulknerian tale out to prove once more that the “past is not even past”; as a gothic tale wrestling with faith, punishment and redemption à la Flannery O’Connor; or as an Irish novel in the tradition of Anne Enright and Colm Tóibín, whose sentences, like hers, burn on the page." (The Washington Post)

"Ce roman lumineux confirme la place qu’occupe Alice McDermott parmi les grands auteurs américains d’aujourd’hui." (Le Figaro littéraire)

USA: Farrar Straus Giroux; UK: Bloomsbury; Italy: Stile libero; China: Zhejiang Literature & Art; Spain: Libros del Asteroide; France: La Table Ronde; Catalan: Minuscule;

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