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by Zoe Heller
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The Believers is a 2008 novel by Zoë Heller. It depicts the family of a controversial lawyer in New York after a stroke renders him comatose. Each member of the Litvinoff family must confront the hypocrisies underlying their patriarch's political profile, and make difficult choices about their own values and ideological commitments. The motto of the book-"The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned"-is a quotation from Antonio Gramsci.
Zoe Heller's best-known book, Notes on a Scandal, was an exercise in the unreliable narrator, with all the information, including .
Zoe Heller's best-known book, Notes on a Scandal, was an exercise in the unreliable narrator, with all the information, including the information that undermined it, being given from a single point of view. Her new, fitfully brilliant novel The Believers tells its story from a wider spread of viewpoints, a more conventional approach that has a few wobbles of its own. The book starts with a prologue set in the London of 1962, charting the whirlwind courtship of teenager Audrey Howard and a visiting American, Joel Litvinoff, in his thirties.
Zoe Heller keeps producing books that could have been great if she had only managed to stick to her original purpose .
Zoe Heller keeps producing books that could have been great if she had only managed to stick to her original purpose without getting distracted. I have just finished Heller's new novel and at first I really liked it. The beginning of The Believers is simply hilarious, and it's no wonder that the book made the Best Books of 2009 list by Publishers Weekly. Heller ridicules - often in a pretty vicious way - a certain type of self-righteous leftists whose holier-than-thou attitude sometimes conceals pettiness and unenviable nastiness.
Zoë Heller was born in London in 1965 and educated at Oxford University and Columbia University, New York. She now writes for the Daily Telegraph, having been awarded the title Columnist of the Year for 2002. She has also been a contributor to several magazines
is an extraordinarily entertaining writer, and this novel showcases her copious gifts, including a scathing, Waugh-like wit. -New York Times. The Believers - Zoe Heller.
is an extraordinarily entertaining writer, and this novel showcases her copious gifts, including a scathing, Waugh-like wit. Best-selling author Zoe Heller has followed up the critical and commercial success of What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal with another tour-de-force on the meaning of faith, belief, and trust: The Believers. Tragic and comic, witty and intense, The Believers is the story of a dysfunctional family forced by tragedy to confront their own personal demons.
Zoe Heller’s The Believers is one such square peg, which try as I might, I can’t fit and yet it seems a perfect fit, a dichotomy if ever there was one. Recommended by a good friend Vimal and then endorsed by my own little group here, this book had all the makings of a great read, one that I couldn’t ignore or resist. Being quite the flighty reader, it honestly didn’t take much pursuing or convincing on their part to start this book. However, it did take a little bit of convincing on my part to continue it and finish it.
When a stroke fells radical New York lawyer Joel Litvinoff, a secret is revealed that forces Audrey, his wife, to reexamine everything she believed about their forty-year marriage. In the meantime Joel's children are struggling with their own dilemmas and doubts. Disillusioned revolutionary Rosa has been drawn into the world of Orthodox Judaism. Karla, a devoted-and married-social worker hoping to adopt a child, is falling in love with the owner of a newspaper stand. Lenny, the ne'er-do-well, faces yet another relapse into heroin addiction.
Personal problems and private crisis are thrown into focus as radical lawyer, and larger than life father, Joel, lies in coma. Each chapter brings a different story: Rosa’s growing interest in Orthodox Judaism, strong-minded Audrey coming to terms with an unexpected revelation; Karla’s unhappy marriage. The fascination lies in the family dynamic as each member grapples with major life decisions – and a writing style that does both funny and moving with equal skill. Find similar books Profile. Audrey sat down in an armchair. The walls of the lounge had been painted with.
Novelist Zoe Heller's new book "The Believers" explores those themes within one family. Автовоспроизведение Если функция включена, то следующий ролик начнет воспроизводиться автоматически.