Rapids

Anglais Rapids (édition en anglais)

À propos

In the dramatic landscape of the Italian Alps a group of English canoeists arrive for an 'introduction to white water.' Camping, eating and paddling together, six adults and nine adolescents seem set to enjoy what their leader insists on calling a 'community experience.' Their hosts are Clive, a taciturn figure, and Michela, his fragile girlfriend. Joining the group late are Vince, a banker trying to make sense of the flotsam of his existence, and his teenage daughter whom he feels moving inexorably away from him.

The dangerous river manages to bring out the group's qualities and failings in the most urgent fashion, provoking sudden conflicts and unexpected shifts of alliance. An ideal love affair breaks down and an apparently impossible one timidly buds. A banal disagreement turns violent. Meanwhile, the hottest summer on record is filling the glacier-fed rivers with a melt water so wild that it is surely unwise of the distracted instructors to launch their party into the last day's descent of the upper Aurina...

Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9780436205859

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    246 Pages

  • Longueur

    21.5 cm

  • Largeur

    13.5 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.8 cm

  • Poids

    280 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Tim Parks

Tim Parks est l'auteur d'une douzaine de romans et de sept essais. Il compte parmi les auteurs anglais les plus talentueux et originaux de sa génération. Vivant à Vérone (Italie), il est aussi traducteur de l'italien et enseignant en Littérature.

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