Curiosando in un armadio di casa, Glyn Peters, storico e celebre personaggio televisivo, trova casualmente una fotografia che non aveva mai visto prima di allora. Scattata d'estate, diversi anni prima, l'immagine mostra Kath, la bella moglie mancata da poco, con le mani nelle mani di suo cognato. La mente di Glyn inizia ad affollarsi di domande. Chi scattò la fotografia? Dove e quando fu scattata? Chi altro sapeva? E Kath ha fatto in modo che lui trovasse quella foto? Un mondo di certezze, di affetti sembra sgretolarsi e quella donna tanto amata tutto a un tratto diventa una sconosciuta, un enigma.
- ISBN: 8882466590
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 267
- Data di uscita: 26-08-2004
My second experience of Penelope Lively and though I quite liked aspects of this book it was also a confirmation that she's never going to be one of my favourite authors. The novel has an interesting hook - a husband stumbles upon a group photo in which his dead wife is covertly holding hands with h Leggi tutto
After his wife’s death Glyn finds a photograph of her covertly holding the hand of her sister’s husband. What follows is a narrative investigating how fundamentally unknowable everyone is. Glyn confronts his wife’s sister with the photograph and all of a sudden various people who thought they had pe Leggi tutto
So, it was immediately after I had written the update - "don't like this very much" that this book turned a corner and improved! Having completed the book I can now see our author's structure - and as in my previous Lively reads Ha Ha - I found myself sharing the same response, indeed the same value Leggi tutto
While the premise was totally interesting, the implementation of it was NOT. Plot was meandering (not in a good way), characters were almost all unsympathetic, and it was just sort of boring overall. I did read it and finish it, but only because I was on a 13-hour flight and had nothing better to do Leggi tutto
Thank you, thank you, Penelope Lively. At a time when I really needed a good writer to tell a good story about real grown-ups dealing with real situations, this novel came along. At the outset, landscape historian Glyn is rummaging around for a paper he needs and finds an old photograph kept by his w Leggi tutto
*** THIS REVIEW IS FULL OF SPOILERS *** The Photograph was one of those books that initially it may appear to be somewhat dull and boring, but what a great read it turned out to be. Penelope does a great character study of Kath and the impact that those around her had on her life. In the process she Leggi tutto
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