TO CALAIS, IN ORDINARY TIME
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TO CALAIS, IN ORDINARY TIME

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Three journeys. One road. England, 1348. A gentlewoman is fleeing an odious arranged marriage, a Scottish proctor is returning to his monastery in Avignon and a handsome young ploughman in search of adventure is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers. All come together on the road to Calais. Coming in their direction from across the Channel is the Black Death, the plague that will wipe out half of the population of Northern Europe. As the journey unfolds, overshadowed by the archers' past misdeeds and clerical warnings of the imminent end of the world, the wayfarers must confront the nature of their loves and desires. A tremendous feat of language and empathy, it summons a medieval world that is at once uncannily plausible, utterly alien and eerily reflective of our own. James Meek's extraordinary To Calais, In Ordinary Time is a novel about love, class, faith, loss, gender and desire - set against one of the biggest cataclysms of human history.

Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9781786896766

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    400 Pages

  • Longueur

    23.4 cm

  • Largeur

    15.3 cm

  • Poids

    517 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Grand format

James Meek

  • Naissance : 1-1-1962
  • Age : 59 ans
  • Pays : Royaume Uni
  • Langue : Anglais

Né à Londres en 1962, James Meek est grand reporter depuis 1985. Il a collaboré au Guardian et à la London Review of Books. Traduits dans plus d'une vingtaine de langues, ses livres sont des best-sellers en librairie. Son roman Un acte d'amour est disponible en Points.

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