The Cove (Anglais) Broché – 1 mars 2012
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'An unmitigated joy to read' Independent on Sunday
'Ron Rash is the best American novelist I have come upon in the last twenty years' Scotsman
'Exquisite. A breathless sequence of events lead the book to its devastating final sentence' New York Times
'Recalls both Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy' New Yorker
'The Cove is a novel that speaks intimately to today's politics. Beautifully written, tough, raw, uncompromising, entirely new. Ron Rash is a writer's writer who writes for others' Colum McCann
'Ron Rash is a writer of both the darkly beautiful and the sadly true; The Cove solidifies his reputation as one of our very finest novelists' Richard Russo, Author Of Empire Falls
'When writers gather and tipple while discussing those not present at the table but admired, the name Ron Rash quickly comes up. He uses language wiith such apparently effortless skill that it is as though he found words in his barn as a child and has been training them to fit his needs ever since. There's not much he doesn't know about humans in turmoil, or his region, a place where nothing ever changes until all of a sudden it does and often too much. Rash throws a big shadow now and it's only going to get bigger' Daniel Woodrell, Author Of Winter's Bone
' Remarkable ... Mr. Rash certainly knows how to rivet attention' New York Times on Burning Bright
'Finds a narrow sweet spot between Raymond Carver and William Faulkner' Washington Post on Burning Bright
'This book calls to mind Snow Falling on Cedars and Cold Mountain, but the poet in Ron Rash and his lyrical prose elevate this novel to its 'Book of the Year'; status' Irish Times on Serena
'Serena could sit comfortably on any bookshelf alongside Cormac McCarthy or Charles Frazier ... it's a spectacular book Guardian'The Cove is a marvelous novel, bristling with power, humanity and the exceptional quality of characterisation and storytelling we have come to expect from Ron Rash' --Irvine Welsh --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .
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Laurel Shelton, le nom de cette femme est une allusion au massacre de Shelton Laurel qui a eu lieu en janvier 1863 où des confédérés ont massacré des villageois pas loin de la ville de Mars Hill où a lieu l'action de ce roman. Cet incident est évoqué dans "Cold Mountain" de Charles Frazier et dans un autre roman de Ron Rash "The World Made Straight". Dans "The Cove" la guerre qui est en arrière-plan, mais qui joue un rôle primordial, n'est pas entre le Nord et le Sud mais mondiale car nous sommes en 1918.
J aimerais bien pénétrer dans ce vallon encaissé et découvrir tous ces endroits .Hélas , le barrage se construira et adieu le site enchanteur!
Livre envoutant, les personnages a la fois mystérieux et simples, atmosphere pesante, la nature est décrite comme un
pesronnage cruel et bienveillant, on sent la tragédie qui guette inexorablement.
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Laurel lives with her brother, Hank, in an isolated cove in the Appalachian valley. Their parents are recently dead, and Hank has returned from the war, minus one hand.
It's a hard life, made even harder because the people think the cove is cursed and that Laurel is a witch. A secretive man appears who is mute, and ends up staying to help Hank with the farm. He's also taken a shine to Laurel.
The man's secrets are slowly revealed. We know right away that he has escaped from prison, but there's more to it.
Not much happens in The Cove. It's a somewhat simple story of love and secrets. But the way it is written keeps you in the story. The norms of a society at war and the difficulties of digging a well are just couple examples of explorations in The Cove that make the story rich in atmosphere.
I do have another complaint, though. I'm confused by the last sentence of the book. Does that change everything? Am I getting that right?
I decided to read The Cove because of Rash's other book, Serena, that was weirdly awesome. The Cove just didn't have the same tone, so I can't say I liked it as much, but it was still a very positive reading experience.
The setting is North Carolina just before the close of WWI. A young woman, shunned by the locals as a witch befriends a drifter she happens upon in the cove she calls home. As the friendship develops, you can see how this cannot possibly end well, but you are routing for a happy conclusion.
The characters range from the stereotypical,some who would be truly comedic if they weren't so pathetic, to the enlightened and accepting. Laurel could easily have been portrayed as a passionate and fiery soul.Instead we find a young woman beat down and seemingly accepting of her lot in life. But the hope hasn't quite been extinguished.
And the author truly has a gift for extraordinary description. I could smell the cove as well as I could see it in my mind's eye. To live the story with the characters is always the mark of a 5 star book. Excellent!