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Celeste Ng: Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng: Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng: Everything I Never Told You

A ​haunting debut novel about a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio and the tragedy that will either be their undoing or their salvation.

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet . . . So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party.

When Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James,… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2014

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Blackfriars, London, 2014
298 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780349134284
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Penguin, New York, 2014
304 oldal · ISBN: 9781594205712

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Celeste Ng: Everything I Never Told You

I will tell you everything in the morning. When the tears dried up, when the head is clear, when the thoughts are gathered. In what language, I still don't know. Probably in English or Hungarian or even Swedish. Or maybe a language noone speaks, so noone would know… I will tell you everything in the morning, I promise. I shall tell you how I fell in love with a greyish-blue cover. How I fell in love with a title and how I never checked what the book was about before buying. I shall tell you about the dissapointment when the book arrived and I first got to read the back. I shall tell you about tha anger I felt with myself for buying a book I wasn't interested in. I shall tell you about how the book made me read it anyway. How that cover I fell in love with trapped me once again. I shall tell you about the struggles I had with it. How I knew I should feel sorry for the characters, yet I was simply angry at them. How that anger washed over each and every other feeling. How I wanted to put the book down hundred and one times and still I couldn't because of some simple magic it cast on me from the first moment. How I hated turning a page after another annd how I wished it was already the last one. But still, I will tell you about how the characters became semidimensional, bodily human beings. I shall tell you how I found out about past, present and future and how I grew to understand them bit by bit. How all of them grew close to me. How I still found them faulty and how i didn't approve of all of their choices. I shall tell you about oppressed dreams and wishful longing for acceptance and for love. I shall tell you about secrets and observations. About mistakes and miscommunications. About people and about life. In the morning, I shall tell you about a father who wanted a daughter to fit in. I shall tell you about a mother who wanted a daughter to stand out. I shall tell you about siblings who longed for love and appriciation. I shall tell you about how a lack of communication leads to tragedies. I shall tell you everything. I will tell you everything, I promise. I will tell you about all of that in the morning but now my eyes are teary, my head is cloudy and my thoughts are scattered.
Or maybe not. Maybe I will only tell you how the book had found me then lost me and eventually found me again. I might only tell you about how I could understand the characters though not fully accpet or like them (not all of them anyway).
But there is a high chance I will never get to tell you any of it. There is a high chance that I will never tell you everything and you would never know. Unless you fell in love with a greyish-blue cover and a title. Unless you ordered without reading the back. Unless you were me.

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Blackfriars, London, 2014
298 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780349134284

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But she did not know how to explain what had happened, how everything had changed in just one day, how someone she loved so dearly could be there one minute, and the next minute: gone.

101. oldal (Blackfriars, 2014)


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