Bok av Jenny Offill
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020'This is so good. We are not ready nor worthy' Ocean Vuong'What are you afraid of, he asks me and the answer of course is dentistry, humiliation, scarcity, then he says what are your most useful skills? People think I'm funny' Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practise her other calling: as an unofficial shrink. For years, she has supported her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but then her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. Sylvia has become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right wingers worried about the decline of western civilization. As she dives into this polarized world, she begins to wonder what it means to keep tending your own garden once you've seen the flames beyond its walls. When her brother becomes a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is forced to acknowledge the limits of what she can do. But if she can't save others, then what, or who, might save her? And all the while the voices of the city keep floating in--funny, disturbing, and increasingly mad.
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Fantastiskt mästerverk. Så otroligt mycket visdom, skärpa och underfundighet, koncentrerat på stycken om fem meningar. Vi får följa huvudkaraktären i en period i hennes liv där hon hanterar sina egna problem i den närmsta familjen men son och man och hennes bror Henry, en missbrukare. Samtidigt som hon hjälper sin vän Sylvia som är klimatpsykolog. Om hur man möter den existentiella krisen som kommer med vetskapen om klimatförändringarna...