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White Oleander (Large Print Fiction) - Janet Fitch
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[SR: 2832050], Taschenbuch, [EAN: 9781410400819], Großdruck, Thorndike Press, Thorndike Press, Book, [PU: Thorndike Press], Thorndike Press, Dieser Titel ist in englischer Sprache. Astrid Magnussen ist die junge Ich-Erzählerin in Janet Fitchs mitreißendem Erstlingswerk White Oleander. Ihre Mutter Ingrid ist eine unerbittliche Dichterin, die mit spitzer Feder zu Werke geht. Sie haßt Schwäche und Selbstmitleid und erzählt ihrer Tochter, daß sie Nachfahren von Wikingern seien, Wilden, die verbissen ums Überleben kämpften. Als nun Ingrid von ihrem derzeitigen Freund verlassen wird, setzt sie ihre Überzeugung in die Tat um und vergiftet den Mann mit Oleanderblüten. Dafür erhält sie eine lebenslange Haftstrafe. Astrid ist nun auf sich allein gestellt und übt sich in der Kunst des Überlebens in einer Reihe von Pflegefamilien in Los Angeles. Während Astrid von Familie zu Familie zieht, läßt das Buch langsam ihre existentiellen Ängste zu Tage treten. Sie fragt sich, wer sie überhaupt sei und erkennt, daß sie sich durch die autoritäre Art ihrer Mutter hat vereinnahmen lassen. Die Geschichten ihrer Mutter sollten als Vorlage für ihr eigenes Leben dienen, was dazu führte, daß Teile von Astrids Identität übertüncht wurden. Geschickt läßt Fitch Astrid einen Weg beschreiten, in dessen Verlauf sie sich mit ihrer Vergangenheit und ihrer Identität zurechtfindet. Innerhalb dieses Prozesses entwickelt Astrid eine schützende innere Stärke und wird -- ihrer Mutter gleich -- zu einer hellblonden Schönheit. Darüberhinaus gelingt es ihr, die Beziehung zu ihrer Mutter einigermaßen in den Griff zu bekommen. Doch sogar aus dem Gefängnis heraus versucht Ingrid, ihre Tochter zu beeinflussen. Aber Astrid macht ihr einen Strich durch die Rechnung; von einer Pflegemutter erfährt sie Zuneigung und wie man das Leben in die eigenen Hände nimmt. Wie das Klima in Los Angeles -- der Wind vom Santa-Ana-Gebirge und die glühende Hitze --, so intensiv ist auch Astrids Teenagerzeit. Fitch stellt dies in ihrem Roman gelungen dar und läßt so Astrids Leben bedeutungsvoll werden. --Katherine Anderson, 52548011, Formats, 52554011, Paperbacks, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 67216011, Populäre Belletristik, 67221011, Action & Abenteuer, 67916011, Anthologien, 67220011, Buch zum Film, 67923011, Familiensagen, 67924011, Historisch, 67223011, Horror, 67926011, Krieg, 273042011, Medizin, 273043011, Metaphysisch, 67925011, Männerabenteuer, 67219011, Märchen, 67217011, Politisch, 55229011, Religion & Esoterik, 65642011, Schwul & Lesbisch, 1322750031, Seeabenteuer, 67218011, Sport, 67927011, Western, 66034011, Belletristik, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 67215011, Literarisch, 66034011, Belletristik, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher

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[SR: 4931972], Paperback, [EAN: 9781410400819], Large Print, Thorndike Press, Thorndike Press, Book, [PU: Thorndike Press], Thorndike Press, Astrid Magnussen, the teenage narrator of Janet Fitch's engrossing first novel, White Oleander, has a mother who is as sharp as a new knife. An uncompromising poet, Ingrid despises weakness and self- pity, telling her daughter that they are descendants of Vikings, savages who fought fiercely to survive. And when one of Ingrid's boyfriends abandons her, she illustrates her point, killing the man with the poison of oleander flowers. This leads to a life-sentence in prison, leaving Astrid to teach herself the art of survival in a string of Los Angeles foster homes. As Astrid bumps from trailer park to tract house to Hollywood bungalow, White Oleander uncoils her existential anxieties. "Who was I, really?" she asks. "I was the sole occupant of my mother's totalitarian state, my own personal history rewritten to fit the story she was telling that day. There were so many missing pieces." Fitch adroitly leads Astrid down a path of sorting out her past and identity. In the process, this girl develops a wire-tight inner strength, gains her mother's white-blonde beauty, and achieves some measure of control over their relationship. Even from prison, Ingrid tries to mould her daughter. Foiling her, Astrid learns about tenderness from one foster mother and how to stand up for herself from another. Like the weather in Los Angeles--the winds of the Santa Anas, the scorching heat--Astrid's teenage life is intense. Fitch's novel deftly displays that, and also makes Astrid's life meaningful. --Katherine Anderson, 590934, Literary Fiction, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Oprah Book Clubr Selection, May 1999: Astrid Magnussen, the teenage narrator of Janet Fitch's engrossing first novel, White Oleander, has a mother who is as sharp as a new knife. An uncompromising poet, Ingrid despises weakness and self-pity, telling her daughter that they are descendants of Vikings, savages who fought fiercely to survive. And when one of Ingrid's boyfriends abandons her, she illustrates her point, killing the man with the poison of oleander flowers. This leads to a life sentence in prison, leaving Astrid to teach herself the art of survival in a string of Los Angeles foster homes. As Astrid bumps from trailer park to tract house to Hollywood bungalow, White Oleander uncoils her existential anxieties. "Who was I, really?" she asks. "I was the sole occupant of my mother's totalitarian state, my own personal history rewritten to fit the story she was telling that day. There were so many missing pieces." Fitch adroitly leads Astrid down a path of sorting out her past and identity. In the process, this girl develops a wire-tight inner strength, gains her mother's white-blonde beauty, and achieves some measure of control over their relationship. Even from prison, Ingrid tries to mold her daughter. Foiling her, Astrid learns about tenderness from one foster mother and how to stand up for herself from another. Like the weather in Los Angeles--the winds of the Santa Anas, the scorching heat--Astrid's teenage life is intense. Fitch's novel def contemporary,literary,literature and fiction,mothers and children,women's fiction Literature & Fiction, Large Print Press

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White Oleander (Large Print Fiction)
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White Oleander (Large Print Fiction)

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< b> A New York Times Bestseller< /b>< p> Astrid is the only child of a single mother, Ingrid, a brilliant, obsessed poet. Astrid worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual and mystery -- but their idyll is shattered when Ingrid falls apart over a lover. Deranged by rejection, she murders the man, and is sentenced to life in prison. < I>White Oleander< /I> is the unforgettable story of Astrid's journey through a series of foster homes and her efforts to find a place herself in impossible circumstances. Each home is its own universe, with a new set of laws and lessons to be learned. With determination and humor, Astrid confronts the challenges of loneliness and poverty, and strives to learn who a motherless child in an indifferent world can become.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781410400819
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1410400816
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: Large Print Press

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