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Download Canada by Richard Ford Doc ↠ 553 pages ´ Richard ford Ç Θα µιλήσω πρώτα για τη ληστεία που διέπραξαν οι γονείς µας Στη συνέχεια για τους φόνους που έγιναν αργότερα Το πιο σηµαντικό είναι η?ου Ντελ Πάρσονς εγκαθίσταται στο Γκρέιτ Φολς της Μοντάνα όπως έκαναν πολλές οικογένειες στρατιωτικών µετά τη λήξη του πολέµου Ο πατέρας του ο Μπεβ είναι ένας γεροδεµένος οµιλητικός άντρας αξιωµατικός της αεροπορίας µε καταγωγή από την Αλαµπάµα αισιόδοξος από τη φύση του και επιρρεπής στις απάτες Ο Ντελ και η δίδυµη αδελφή του η Μπέρνερ µπορούν εύκολα να αντιληφθούν τι ήταν αυτό που γοήτευσε τη µητέρα τους Ωστόσο η µητέρα τους η Νίβα που κατάγεται από οικογένεια µορφωµένων Εβραίων µεταναστών είναι µια συνεσταλµένη καλλιτεχνική φύση αποξενωµένη από τον επαρχιώτικο κόσµο του πατέρα τους µε τα στενεµένα οικονοµικά και τις συνεχείς µετακινήσεις Tο γεγονός ότι οι γονείς ? Sometimes I feel that the publishing world has a sickly fear of boring the reader In the YA world which is the world I inhabit as a writer the pressure is never ending for the novel to clip along at a lively pace less you lose your young hyper active reader It's almost as if we must do all we can to give TV and Video Games and Instant Messaging a good run for their money So it is good to read authors who are willing to give their readers a different kind of pleasure one that reuires a shift to a different way of inhabiting time a different leisurely contemplative consciousness Richard Ford does this well His writing does not sparkle with brilliant metaphors He writes the way a not very literary person would write a memoir which is what Dell the young narrator of his book is doing But this prosaic narration full of Dell's ordinary mind engages you brings you in into a uieter slower and eventually rich world The book is not for everyone You may find it slow at times But if you stick with it the slowness itself will be its gift to you

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Θα µιλήσω πρώτα για τη ληστεία που διέπραξαν οι γονείς µας Στη συνέχεια για τους φόνους που έγιναν αργότερα Το πιο σηµαντικό είναι η ληστεία γιατί αυτή έκανε τη ζωή µου καθώς και τη ζωή της αδελφής µου να πάρουν τον δρόµο που τελικά πήραν Αν δεν ειπωθεί αυτό πρώτα τα υπόλοιπα δεν θα βγάζουν νόηµαΟι γονείς µας ήταν οι τελευταίοι άνθρωποι που θα περίµενε κανείς να ληστέψουν µια τράπεζα Ούτε αλλόκοτοι άνθρωποι ήταν ούτε εµφανώς εγκληµατίες Κανένας δε θα μπορούσε να φανταστεί ότι θα κατέληγαν έτσι όπως κατέληξαν Ήταν δυο συνηθισµένοι τύποι – αν και από τη στιγµή που λήστεψαν την τράπεζα αυτού του είδους η αντιµετώπιση δεν είχε φυσικά κανένα αντίκρισµα πιαΤο 1956 η οικογένεια ? ”The world doesn’t usually think about bank robbers as having children though plenty must But the children’s story which mine and my sister’s is is ours to weigh and apportion and judge as we see it Years later in college I read that the great critic Ruskin wrote that composition is the arrangement of uneual things Which means it’s for the composer to determine what’s eual to what and what matters and what can be set to the side of life’s hurtling passage onward” What do you do when your parents turn out to be bank robbers?Dell Parson’s and his twin sister Berner age fifteen find themselves orphaned by the federal justice system after their parents make the fateful and unwise decision to rob the Agricultural National Bank in Creek North Dakota Despite being twins they are very different from one another in appearance and personality ”Nature doesn’t rhyme her children”Before the system can catch up with them and make them wards of the state Berner decides to strike out on her own for California and Dell is spirited away across the border into Canada to live with the brother of a friend of his mother This is the uick and dirty synopsis of the first half of the book I struggled with this part of the book and had a near crisis of faith in my veneration of the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Richard Ford The second half was vintage Richard Ford My heart sang My head buzzed I inhaled pages and then turned back to inhale them again I had to go out on my back deck smile at the sky and breath a bit of oxygen heavy air to make sure my mind was working at maximum capacity to appreciate the final chapters of this book VINDICATIONBack in 1986 Vintage Books launched this concept of publishing really cutting edge literature in a trade paperback format They skipped releasing a hardcover edition of these books and never even considered a mass market paperback The idea was to eventually eliminate the other publishing formats It worked and it didn’t work I was employed at Publisher’s Book Outlet in a mall in Phoenix Arizona and we sold these books as fast as we could get them back in stock Richard Ford’s The Sportswriter which I read with eyes wide open and an elevated heart rate was a book that I felt as if I was being spoon fed important life changing information Richard Russo’s Mohawk was also part of the series and was another book that gave the reader a good thump to the head Russo also won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 An editor at Vintage knew what they were doing when they signed these two guys up for this program I don’t know if I can be objective about Richard Ford I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him several times When his book Independence Day was released a follow up to The Sportswriter I was waiting with great anticipation for his arrival in San Francisco on tour My son had other plans He was born on the day of Ford’s presentation One of my friends informed Richard Ford about this celebrated moment in my life and he signed and inscribed a book to my son The book resides in a bookshelf with a beautiful ornate glass door that had belonged to my grandmother where I keep all the most precious books in my collection Ford’s eyes are crisp pale blue that don’t look at you but look through you I felt as if I didn’t have to say a word and he could just gaze at me and write my biography Richard FordNow there was a moment in the lives of the twins parents that I wish happened to married couples often Sometimes we all get so crushed by monotony Our marriages tend to get whittled down to of a business arrangement than a relationship but there are these moments when we remember wh

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Canada by Richard Fo?ου Ντελ αποφάσισαν να ληστέψουν µια τράπεζα οφείλεται περισσότερο σε αστοχία του ενστίκτου τους και σε κακοτυχίαΜετά τη σύλληψή τους ο δεκαπεντάχρονος Ντελ σώζεται από µια οικογενειακή φίλη πριν καταφτάσουν οι αρµόδιες αρχές Κι η ζωή του θα κατευθυνθεί µε ταχύτητα προς το άγνωστο προς τον βίαιο και αινιγµατικό Άρθουρ Ρέµλινγκερ προς τον Καναδά γη της λύτρωσης και της εγκατάλειψηςΟ Καναδάς είναι ένα µυθιστόρηµα για τις αχανείς εκτάσεις τις περίπλοκες αυτότητες και την εύθραυστη ανθρωπιά ένα έργο που εξετάζει τη λεπτή διαχωριστική γραµµή ανάµεσα στο φυσιολογικό και στο ανοίκειο καθώς κι εκείνες τις περιστάσεις που υπονοµεύουν τις παγιωµένες απόψεις µας για τον κόσµ First I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed Then about the murders which happened later That's the first two lines of the bookBeyond the vast ocean of Saskatchewanian wheat fields burrowed with the detritus of past lives and half lives a fifteen year old boy is marooned on a forgotten prairie land with fugitives and transients like a scrap of driftwood or a windblown bone cracked bottle His surname is a mystery for twelve chapters; it's released finally like a swift soft teardropFord's great AmericanCanadian novel is a coming of age adventure tale about realizing one's own identity through narrative memories and self examination Moreover it's about crossing dissolving and abnegating boundaries physically as well as psychically and generating rapport between our internal selves and the external world At the heart of this story are the borders we cross and the crosses we bear Symbolic too is that Saskatchewan is the only Canadian province with no geographic physical properties to denote boundaries The abandoned young Montanan hero redefines divisions and indivisible spaces with deep reflectionIf anything the similarity to America made its foreignness profoundThis half of a twin living as if he were an orphan tells us his story with tender wit and optimism amidst the garbage heap of objects and dwellings inhabited by outlaws and goose hunters He was taught to always know something that I could relinuish And he was able to see the world as its opposite and draw strength from thatThe view of melting pot America ultimately merges with the cultural mosaic of Canada and becomes a theme In lesser hands many aspects of this book could have seemed repetitive tautological but Ford amplifies the meaning of every revolving concept by mining it to its irreducible essence Nothing is diminished in this masterpiece The themes are potent and not diluted with hollow slogansThe story's hero narrates dramatic life changing events that happened to him and his twin sister Berner after their parents robbed a North Dakota bank in 1960 The twins' father Beverly Parsons was an Air Force bombardier from Alabama a smiling talkative self serving handsome six footer who returned from the war ultimately misunderstanding the world he came home to and unsuited to the woman he fell in love with But he embraced all that America stood forMother Neeva was a bespectacled intellectual from Tacoma the daughter of educated Jewish immigrants a woman who didn't want to assimilate with the people and land of Montana The mismatch of parents created a terrible unresolved tension that was chronicled in Neeva's journal and left as part of a legacy of loneliness for the children to untangle or inheritThis nerve shattering story is filled with vivid incidents and characters alike propelled by charm and clarity provocative as it is diverting Short fluent chapters maintain a lyrical vibrating rhythm It is accessible engaging elouently woven and plotted not one word out of place not one event unnecessary The prose is unprepossessing and yet noble austere but lush stark yet playful elegiac but bright polished with all the messiness of lifeIt moves with the alacrity of a gazelle spins together with effortless grace As radiant and moving as a cinnamon sun and as sublime as a silver moon This is a sensuous departure from the Frank Bascombe novels The understated narrator's voice is flawlessly vulnerable wry and lightly brushed with a mournful surrenderAs an addendum I read that Ford is planning to write novels set in Canada According to Harper Collins We are thrilled to be publishing the first of Ford's novels to be set in this country north of the 49