5 Haziran 2013 Çarşamba


BEA'nın yoğun toplantıları ve partileri arasında Karen Joy Fowler yeni romanı WE ARE ALL COMPLETELLY BESIDE OURSELVES(Konusunu Hatırlamak İsteyenler Buraya Tıklayabilirler;, koşuşturmaların tam arasında bir duraklama talep etti. Kitabın Amerika'da piyasaya çıktığı 30 Mayıs 2013 Perşembe günü,  New York Times'ın hem de en ön sayfasında Barbara Kingsolver tarafından yazılmış - güzel bir yorum aldık! Canlı, özel tasarlanmış grafik eşliğinde bağlı tam inceleme, bakın.

WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES Haziran ayında Indie'nin bir sonraki seçimi ve  ELLE Magazine’s Reader’s Prize for July!(Elle dergisinin Temmuz sayısında Okuyucu Ödülü özellikli seçimindeki sadece üç kitaptan biri!)

Ron Charles, Washington Post'daki yaptığı göz kamaştırıcı yorumunda romanı " Heyecan verici, karmaşık bir hikaye," olarak değerlendirdi.

Yorumun devamı için Tıklayınız;

The Seattle Times 'dan muhteşem bir övgü geldi."Ketum, hassas, komik ve felsefi," Karen Joy Fowler'ın altıncı romanı kurnazca kendi özünü oluşturuyor-anlatıcısının zarar görmüş aile içi dinamiklerini- asıl noktaya gelmeden önce onunla ilgili bazı önemli detayları satırlar arasına koyduğu cümlelerle çok güzel anlatıyor.

Seattle Times'ın yorumunu okumak için tıklayınız,

Booklist'den Karen'a YILDIZLI BİR DERECELNDİRME yapıldı.

"[Fowler] güçlü  ve zekice kurgusuyla, sürekli geçmişe dönüşler yaparak,  bu sıradışı aile yapısının derin sonuçlarını araştırıyor .... Mayhoş mizahı, ışıltılı dili, gerçek yaşam deneyimleriyle kökleşmiş kurnazca kurgulanan konusu , karşı konulamaz bir anlatımıyla, harmanlanan içcgörüler ve yumuşak duygular-Fowler bu derin merak uyandırıcı, bu  romanıyla kendini aşmış. 

But that’s not all—I’m also delighted to attach a fantastic, boxed review from

Bu kadarla da kalmıyor-sizlere ayrıca Publishers weeklyden fantastik, kutu içine alınmış yorumu eklemektende mutluyum.

"Fowler'ın büyük başarısı standart bir aileyi konu alıp, büyütmesinden  kaynaklanmıyor, oluşturduğu keşiflerle ilgili yeni boş alandan kaynaklanıyor."

Bu inanılmaz medya yorumları gelmeden önce, eser İsrailde Kineret, Almanyada Goldman Verlag'a ve İngilterede Serpent's Taile satıldı.  Listemizde fırtına koparacak bu eseri temsil etmekten gurur duyuyoruz.

BOOKLIST (May 1) – starred review
As a girl in Indiana, Rosemary, Fowler’s breathtakingly droll 22-year-old narrator, felt that she and Fern were not only sisters but also twins. So she was devastated when Fern disappeared. Then her older brother, Lowell, also vanished. Rosemary is now prolonging her college studies in California, unsure of what to make of her life. Enter tempestuous and sexy Harlow, a very dangerous friend who forces Rosemary to confront her past. We then learn that Rosemary’s father is a psychology professor, her mother a nonpracticing scientist, and Fern a chimpanzee. Fowler, author of the best-selling The Jane Austen Book
Club (2004), vigorously and astutely explores the profound consequences of this unusual family configuration in sustained flashbacks. Smart and frolicsome Fern believes she is human, while Rosemary, unconsciously mirroring Fern, is instantly tagged “monkey girl” at school. Fern, Rosemary, and Lowell all end up traumatized after they are abruptly separated. As Rosemary—lonely, unmoored, and caustically funny—ponders the mutability of memories, the similarities and differences between the minds of humans and chimps, and the treatment of research animals, Fowler slowly and dramatically reveals Fern and Lowell’s heartbreaking yet instructive fates. Piquant humor, refulgent language, a canny plot rooted in real-life experiences, an irresistible narrator, threshing insights, and tender emotions—Fowler has outdone herself in this deeply inquisitive, cage-rattling novel.
     Donna Seaman

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (April 22) – boxed review
It’s worth the trouble to avoid spoilers, including the ones on the back cover, for Fowler’s marvelous new novel; let her introduce the troubled Cooke family before she springs the jaw-dropping surprise at the heart of the story. Youngest daughter Rosemary is a college student acting on dangerous impulses; her first connection with wild-child Harlow lands the two in jail. Rosemary and the FBI are both on the lookout for her brother Lowell, who ran away after their sister Fern vanished. Rosemary won’t say right away what it was that left their mother in a crippling depression and their psychology professor father a bitter drunk, but she has good reasons for keeping quiet; what happens to Fern is completely shattering, reshaping the life of every member of the family. In the end, when Rosemary’s mother tells her, “I wanted you to have an extraordinary life,” it feels like a fairy-tale curse. But Rosemary’s experience isn’t only heartbreak; it’s a fascinating basis for insight into memory, the mind, and human development. Even in her most broken moments, Rosemary knows she knows things that no one else can know about what it means to be a sister, and a human being. Fowler’s (The Jane Austen Book Club) great accomplishment is not just that she takes the standard story of a family and makes it larger, but that the new space she’s created demands exploration.

KIRKUS REVIEWS (March 13) – starred review
What is the boundary between human and animal beings and what happens when that boundary is blurred are two of many questions raised in Fowler’s provocative sixth novel (The Jane Austen Book Club, 2004, etc.), the narration of a young woman grieving over her lost sister, who happens to be a chimpanzee.
Rosemary recounts her family history at first haltingly and then with increasingly articulate passion. In 1996, she is a troubled student at U.C. Davis who rarely speaks out loud. She thinks as little as possible about her childhood and the two siblings no longer part of her family. But during a Thanksgiving visit home to BloomingtonInd., where her father is a psychology professor, that past resurfaces. Rosemary recalls her distress as a 5-year-old when she returned from visiting her grandparents to find her family living in a new house and her sister Fern gone. Denying any memory of why Fern disappeared, she claims to remember only the aftermath: her mother’s breakdown; her father’s withdrawal; her older brother Lowell’s accelerating anger until he left the family at 18 to find Fern and become an animal rights activist/terrorist; her own continuing inability to fit in with human peers. Gradually, Rosemary acknowledges an idyllic earlier childhood when she and Fern were inseparable playmates on a farm their intact family shared with psych grad students. By waiting to clarify that Fern was a chimpanzee, Rosemary challenges readers to rethink concepts of kinship and selfhood; for Rosemary and Lowell, Fern was and will always be a sister, not an experiment in raising a chimpanzee with human children. And when, after 10 years of silence, Lowell shows up in Davisto describe Fern’s current living conditions, he shakes free more memories for Rosemary of her sibling relationship with Fern, the superior twin she loved, envied and sometimes resented. Readers will forgive Fowler’s occasional didacticism about animal experimentation since Rosemary’s voice—vulnerable, angry, shockingly honest—is so compelling and the cast of characters, including Fern, irresistible.
A fantastic novel: technically and intellectually complex, while emotionally gripping.