Sarah Moss

  • Bill Hampton est chauffeur de bus. Nationaliste sans nuance, il se passionne pour l'histoire britannique qu'il étudie à ses moments perdus. Mais pour sa fille adolescente, Silvie, ce qui le caractérise avant tout, c'est sa violence. Un été, Bill emmène la famille dans un camp d'archéologie expérimentale au nord de l'Angleterre. Pendant deux semaines, sous la férule d'un professeur d'université et en compagnie de trois étudiants, ils vont redécouvrir le mode de vie des chasseurs-cueilleurs de l'âge du Fer, leurs rites et coutumes. Quand les hommes du groupe décident de simuler un sacrifice, Silvie est - sans surprise - désignée pour jouer le rôle de la victime. On ne sacrifie que ce qu'on aime. Et la jeune femme sait à quel point son père peut l'aimer.

  • SUMMERWATER

    Sarah Moss

    ''Sharp, searching, thoroughly imagined, utterly of the moment . . . it throws much contemporary writing into the shade'' Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall ''This latest display of Moss''s imaginative versatility shine[s] with intelligence'' Sunday Times From the acclaimed author of Ghost Wall , Summerwater is a devastating story told over twenty-four hours in the Scottish highlands, and a searing exploration of our capacity for both kinship and cruelty in these divided times. On the longest day of the summer, twelve people sit cooped up with their families in a faded Scottish cabin park. The endless rain leaves them with little to do but watch the other residents. A woman goes running up the Ben as if fleeing; a retired couple reminisce about neighbours long since moved on; a teenage boy braves the dark waters of the loch in his red kayak. Each person is wrapped in their own cares but increasingly alert to the makeshift community around them. One particular family, a mother and daughter without the right clothes or the right manners, starts to draw the attention of the others. Tensions rise and all watch on, unaware of the tragedy that lies ahead as night finally falls. ''Nothing escapes her sly humour and brilliant touch. Deft and brimming with life, Summerwater is a novel of endless depth. A masterpiece.'' Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

  • Après la fin

    Sarah Moss

    Adam Goldschmidt, un universitaire, a toujours fait passer sa famille avant sa carrière. Depuis quinze ans, c'est lui qui s'occupe des enfants et gère leur quotidien. Quand sa fille aînée Miriam perd connaissance à l'école, c'est lui qu'on appelle. Pendant quelques minutes, l'adolescente de quinze ans a cessé de respirer et son coeur s'est arrêté. Heureusement, elle a pu être ranimée : tout va bien. Mais pour combien de temps ? Racontée à travers les yeux d'un père, «Après la fin »est la chronique pudique, sensible d'une famille qui réapprend à vivre après avoir été confrontée à l'inacceptable.

  • GHOST WALL

    Sarah Moss

    From the author of A Meal in Winter, a tightly focused and simply told story of friendship and the fragments of happiness that can illuminate the darkness of war.

  • THE FELL Nouv.

    THE FELL

    Sarah Moss

    At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate and turns up the hill. Kate is in the middle of a two week quarantine period, but she just can''t take it anymore - the closeness of the air in her small house, the confinement. And anyway, the moor will be deserted at this time. Nobody need ever know. But Kate''s neighbour Alice sees her leaving and Matt, Kate''s son, soon realizes she''s missing. And Kate, who planned only a quick solitary walk - a breath of open air - falls and badly injures herself. What began as a furtive walk has turned into a mountain rescue operation . . . Unbearably suspenseful, witty and wise, The Fell asks probing questions about the place the world has become since March 2020, and the place it was before. Sarah Moss''s novel is a story about compassion and kindness and what we must do to survive, and it will move you to tears. ''One of the best writers at work in Britain today'' Fiona Mozley, author of Elmet ''One of our very best contemporary novelists'' Independent ''Moss is the most brilliant writer. She deserves to win all the prizes'' Joanna Trollope ''Moss''s star is firmly in the ascendant'' Guardian

  • Anglais Cold Earth

    Sarah Moss

    Six young people meet on an archaeological dig in a remote corner of Greenland. Excavating the unsettling remains of a Norse society under attack, they also come to uncover some of their own demons, as it becomes apparent that a plague pandemic is sweeping across the planet and communication with the outside world is breaking down.

  • Anglais Bodies of light

    Sarah Moss

    From the acclaimed author of Night Waking comes this beautiful and nuanced historical novel about maternal failures, sibling affection and the everyday savagery of family

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