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Gun Love

A Novel
Sprecher: Imani Parks
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 52 Min.
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Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Awards
Shortlisted for the 2018 Aspen Words Literary Prize
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New York Times Editor's Choice
Time's 10 Best Fiction Books of 2018
Library Journal's Best Books of 2018

The searing, unforgettable story of a young girl's resilience, by the award-winning author of Prayers for the Stolen.

Pearl's mother took her away from her family just weeks after she was born, and drove off to central Florida determined to begin a new life for herself and her daughter - in the parking lot next to a trailer park. Pearl grew up in the front seat of their '94 Mercury, while her mother lived in the back. Despite their hardships, mother and daughter both adjusted to life, making friends with the residents of the trailers and creating a deep connection to each other. All around them, Florida is populated with gun owners - those hunting alligators for sport, those who want to protect their families, and those who create a sense of danger. 

Written in a gorgeous lyric all its own, Gun Love is the story of a tough but optimistic young woman growing up in contemporary America, in the midst of its harrowing love affair with firearms.

©2018 Jennifer Clement (P)2018 Random House Audio

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"Pearl's story takes place in a world both strange and familiar, in the fairy tale of her mother's imagination and in an America pockmarked by gun violence and poverty. Readers will root for Pearl to - somehow - reconcile the two visions, even as fate forces her hand. Clement's quiet tragedy is moving, unsettling, and filled with characters who will haunt you long after the story ends." (Kirkus)

"Clement’s affecting and memorable novel is also an incisive social commentary that will give readers much to ponder." (Publishers Weekly)

"Clement’s latest is made memorable by the resilient Pearl, whose worldview is shaped both by the harsh, gun-saturated realities of the trailer park and by her mother’s past with its piano lessons and fine china. This unusual and impressive novel is carried by her tough, lyrical voice." (Library Journal)

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Durchgehend gute, weil ganz ungewöhnliche und vielschichtige Story.
Kleiner Einblick in das dunkle Amerika der Unterprivilegierten Schichten.
Getragen auch von der sehr guten Srecherin.