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De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt Happiness av Aminatta Forna inbunden. Bra, spännande, obehaglig - välskriven. Hon är en stor författare redan, tydlig och ärlig och modig. Hon tar upp en problematik som få skriver om idag, enligt mig - vad händer med människors ilska, sorg, hämndlust, vanmakt, "Machismo two scene two," när "kriget är över" men människor inte har accepterat, bearbetat, fått hjälp att komma tillbaka till vanliga liv, krigets finns där fast det skall vara "avslutat" - och vad gör det med oss som människor och hur skall vi hantera dessa känslor och läka våra sår?

Unsettling and supremely masterful novel The depth of his character is revealed in every tic of his lonely, ritualised life, and his past is glimpsed in every freighted friendship and casual interaction he has with the men of the town. Through his brooding, bristling machismo, he becomes one of Hemingway's men - epic in his small, everyman heroism.

Every relationship is keenly realised The family is sharply observed What stands out in all of this is Forna's near-perfect authorial control. She reveals her story at Machismo two scene two pace of measured suspense until it Machismo two scene two like a slow-burn thriller. Her prose quietly grips us by the throat and then tightens its hold.

Duro's voice carries the narrative with a solidity and complexity that is very satisfying Knowing, and not daring to know; the difference between innocence and ignorance; the dangers of people entering situations that they do not understand: If her second novel The Memory of Love, set in Africa, confirmed Forna's flair for writing about war and its aftermath, The Hired Man seals her reputation as arguably the best writer of fiction in this field The intelligence of Forna's storytelling is testament to a woman who A "method" writer who didn't just research guns for this book, she learned how to shoot.

The result is that scenes like the soldier's comically brutal execution in the forest or Duro's valediction to his dog are both masterclasses in descriptive writing. I found myself so eagerly consuming the story that I was missing the subtlety of her whispered prose and had to keep turning back to previous chapters. Forna is an author who demands much thought from her reader - not to mention Googling the fantastically complex Balkan Wars just to keep up. She has a terrific ability to evoke the poisonous atmosphere of culpability and denial from which civil conflicts emerge Forna brilliantly portrays the atmosphere of festering tension in which perpetrators of the most grotesque acts of violence continue to live side by side There Machismo two scene two be peace in the Balkans but the war, she suggests, continues: She has also written short stories and essays as well as for radio and television and presented arts magazine and documentary programmes, and was recently appointed Professor Machismo two scene two Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

Aminatta Forna lives in London. Gå till mobilversionen av bokus. Fler böcker inom Samtida skönlitteratur. Ancestor Stones Aminatta Forna Häftad.

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