Una famiglia: un padre etologo, una madre, tre figli, Lowell, Fern e Rosemary. Tutto normale, fin qui, se non fosse che Fern è uno scimpanzé, di proprietà dell'Università dell'Indiana, parte di un esperimento denominato Sister Act, e volto a studiare lo sviluppo cognitivo di primati e umani in condizioni di contiguità. Dunque, per cinque anni Fern è la sorella di Rosemary, e di Lowell, fino a che l'esperimento non arriva a compimento, la contiguità comincia a essere difficile da gestire, e Fern viene allontanata. Come può una famiglia superare il distacco? Lowell, più che adolescente, scappa di casa e diventa un terrorista ecologico, gli altri sopravvivono mettendo in atto strategie di compensazione. La ricomposizione di questo trauma è il tema della storia, raccontata da Rosemary in prima persona con un viaggio a ritroso attorno a un anno chiave, il 1996, quando sua madre le regala i suoi diari, e quando Lowell riappare alla sua porta per raccontarle delle sue attività di animalista e di Fern, che lui ha seguito di laboratorio in laboratorio.
- ISBN: 8868332213
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 272
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I could not relate to the characters and the choppy writing style! Wanted to like this book, and there were interesting elements, but I couldn't connect to the way the story was told. Forced myself to even skim the book. Am I the only person, it seems, who did not like it?
“She’d just rear-ended a cop car and she said that only the week before she’d been arrested shoplifting tortillas and salsa for a Sunday afternoon football party at her house. ‘This is so not good,’ she told me. ‘Honestly, I have the worst luck.’ ” Luck? That's not luck, that's typical stupid choices Leggi tutto
Okay. So if I was to give Karen Joy Fowler advice on how to write a great novel, I'd tell her to come with an engaging, intelligent and witty narrator and have her tell a captivating, moving and timely story and do it in a compelling and original way. Oh wait. I don't have to, because she just did a Leggi tutto
This book got me out of my very long reading slump. It was such an easy book to read, yet it was wonderfully complex. I sank into it as I hadn’t sunk into a book for a long time. It felt wonderful. So, so funny. So wise. So psychologically smart and sophisticated. So entertaining. Not a false note, Leggi tutto
Yep, I was beside myself!Kept imagining I was not still reading this!! Borrrring ... dulllll ...teeeeedious ... and more than a little drawn out. I really wanted to like it as I was excited to see a new release from Fowler. I enjoyed The Jane Austen Book Club (although it is one of those rare books wh Leggi tutto
I just settled a debate with myself. If you don’t know the premise of this book already, I decided not to be the one to tell you. As it happened, I did read this with foreknowledge and suspect I would have enjoyed it more without knowing the twist. Fowler gets to it soon enough. And if your jaw does Leggi tutto
Update: $1.99 Kindle special today! I loved it. --- For those who missed this book - it's a great discussion read! I'm sure my other review must be around some place .... either way, this book is terrific ... less money than a cup of Starbucks latte! Where the heck is my original review? I read it w Leggi tutto
5+++++++++ STARS 5++++++ 5+++++ I have people in my yard --and little time to write a review --yet I could talk about this book for hours. Its a book which will leave a LASTING impression with me on 'many' accounts. Here is a wonderful line in the book....(I just LIKED it) ---yet its not even what I Leggi tutto
5 Stars. I am Completely Overwhelmed with Emotion. And this is, without a doubt, one of my favorite books of the year. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is the story of the Cooke’s, a wholly dysfunctional family, narrated by the youngest of three children, Rosemary. Rosemary grew up in a househo Leggi tutto