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Chapter There is proud happiness happiness born of doing good work in the light of day years of worthwhile labor and afterward being tired and content and surrounded by family and friends bathed in satisfaction and ready for a deserved restsleep or death it would not matter Then there is the happiness of ones personal slum The happiness of being alone and tipsy on red wine in the passenger seat of an ancient recreational vehicle parked somewhere in Alaskas deep south staring into a scribble of black trees afraid to go to sleep for fear that at any moment someone will get past the toy lock on the RV door and murder you and your two small children sleeping above Josie suinted into the low light of a long summer evening at a rest stop in southern Alaska She was happy this night with her pinot in this RV in the dark surrounded by unknown woods and became less afraid with every new sip from her yellow plastic cup She was content though she knew this was a fleeting and artificial contentment she knew this was all wrongshe should not be in Alaska not like this She had been a dentist and was no father of her children an invertebrate a loose boweled man named Carl a man who had told Josie marriage by documentation was a sham the paper superfluous and reductive had eighteen months after hed moved out found a different woman to marry him Hed met and now was improbably impossibly marrying some other person a person from Florida It was happening in September and Josie was fully justified in leaving in disappearing until it was all over Carl had no idea she had taken the children out of Ohio Almost out of North Americ. The Monarchs Are Missing light of day years of worthwhile Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding lock on the RV door and murder you and your two small children sleeping above Josie suinted into the Love is Blind low Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia light of a Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch long summer evening at a rest stop in southern Alaska She was happy this night with her pinot in this RV in the dark surrounded by unknown woods and became Catching Fire like this She had been a dentist and was no father of her children an invertebrate a The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) loose boweled man named Carl a man who had told Josie marriage by documentation was a sham the paper superfluous and reductive had eighteen months after hed moved out found a different woman to marry him Hed met and now was improbably impossibly marrying some other person a person from Florida It was happening in September and Josie was fully justified in The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, leaving in disappearing until it was all over Carl had no idea she had taken the children out of Ohio Almost out of North Americ.

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A And he could not know And what could better grant her invisibility than this a rolling home no fixed address a white RV in a state with a million other wayward travelers all of them in white RVs No one could ever find her Shed contemplated leaving the country altogether but Ana didnt have a passport and Carl was needed to get one so that option was out Alaska was at once the same country but another country was almost Russia was almost oblivion and if Josie left her phone and used only cashshed brought three thousand dollars in the kind of velvet bag meant to hold gold coins or magic beansshe was untraceable untrackable And shed been a Girl Scout She could tie a knot gut a fish start a fire Alaska did not daunt her She and the kids had landed in Anchorage earlier that day a grey day without promise or beauty but the moment shed stepped off the plane she found herself inspired Okay guys shed said to her exhausted hungry children They had never expressed any interest in Alaska and now here they were Here we are shed said and shed done a celebratory little march Neither child smiledA National BestsellerAmong his bestselling literary fiction peers Dave Eggers alone is engaged in a sustained effort to write about contemporary America Hes been going at it so regularly and so swiftly that hes keeping pace with the times if not getting a half step ahead When Eggers draws the present into his fiction its there not just as window dressing or setting it tells us something about ourselves Heroes gives us a woman whos at the end of her rope in a place of salvation without the wherewithal to seek it as its promise g. Cheating for the Chicken Man leaving the country altogether but Ana didnt have a passport and Carl was needed to get one so that option was out Alaska was at once the same country but another country was almost Russia was almost oblivion and if Josie The Last Runaway left her phone and used only cashshed brought three thousand dollars in the kind of velvet bag meant to hold gold coins or magic beansshe was untraceable untrackable And shed been a Girl Scout She could tie a knot gut a fish start a fire Alaska did not daunt her She and the kids had On Tidy Endings landed in Anchorage earlier that day a grey day without promise or beauty but the moment shed stepped off the plane she found herself inspired Okay guys shed said to her exhausted hungry children They had never expressed any interest in Alaska and now here they were Here we are shed said and shed done a celebratory Flat World Navigation little march Neither child smiledA National BestsellerAmong his bestselling A House of My Own Stories from My Life literary fiction peers Dave Eggers alone is engaged in a sustained effort to write about contemporary America Hes been going at it so regularly and so swiftly that hes keeping pace with the times if not getting a half step ahead When Eggers draws the present into his fiction its there not just as window dressing or setting it tells us something about ourselves Heroes gives us a woman whos at the end of her rope in a place of salvation without the wherewithal to seek it as its promise g.

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Oes up in flames Carolyn Kellogg The Los Angeles Times This is a novel about America about what forces people to leave the lower to seek refuge in a forbidding unpeopled landscape Eggers renders it with such passion and good humour and describes the land of mountains and light in such stirring lustrous prose There is a feeling of utopianism about the novel a sense that in Alaska some original American dream slumbers just beneath the ice Heroes of the Frontieracts on the reader like a breath of Alaskan air cleansing the spirit and lifting the heart Alex Preston The GuardianUKThe phenomenally productive Eggers has talent to spare In his books he has revealed a remarkable aptitude for inhabiting otherness and illuminating the worlds darker corners Heroes of the Frontier again offers complex believable characters Entertains often spectacularly Barbara Kingsolver The New York Times Book ReviewCaptivating Part adventure part social critiue the book is occasionally harrowing and often very funny As Eggers takes Josie through wildfires avalanches lightning strikes and narrow escapes from the long arm of the law he suggests there s something a little heroic in all of us Georgia Rowe San Jose Mercury NewsEggers writing with exuberant imagination incandescent precision and breathless propulsion casts divining light on human folly and generosity and the glories and terror of nature This uproarious uest this breathless journey from lost to found this delirious American road trip saga is fueled by uncanny insight revolutionary humor and profound pleasure in the absurd and the sublime Donna SeamanBooklistStarred Review.

  • Format Kindle
  • 448
  • Heroes of the Frontier
  • Dave Eggers
  • Anglais
  • 13 December 2017
  • 110197463X

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En tant u’auteur connu certains de ses livres fascinent les lecteurs comme dans le livre Heroes of the Frontier ui est l’un des lecteurs les plus recherchés Dave Eggers auteurs dans le monde


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