2017最好看的10部英文小说!《时代周刊》权威评选

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《时代周刊》评出选出的

2017年十部最佳英文小说榜单



No.10


New People

—— Danzy Senna


Senna's latest focuses racial satire on a multiracial couple,Khalil and Maria,in which each half is grappling with complicated feelings about identity.With humor,

understanding and a touch of sympathy,Senna's novel is both knowing and biting.



一部令人心碎、略带黑暗的讽刺小说,聚焦一对混血夫妇。Senna笔下的世界大胆而又引人入胜,挑战着我们对自己、对他人的定义。




No.9


Days Without End

—— Sebastian Barry


this riff frontier genre,In the American on narrator Thomas McNulty and his sweetheart of trials: through John Cole live a series as women in a saloon,fighting performing in and Civil Wars,the Indian escaping random attacks in Postbellum 

South and avoiding being caught as gay lovers.Their story is both simple and strikingly choreographed.



讲述了一对同性恋人之间简单而又丰富的生活故事,曲折波澜的人生经历直击心灵,也是一本值得品读的小说。




No.8


The Ninth Hour

—— Alice McDermott



The Little Nursing Sisters of the Sick Poor meet Annie at her lowest point: she's pregnant,and her husband has just.committed suicide.With help from the nuns,Annie and her daughter are spared from destitution--but the intervention through has echo ramifications that generations.McDermott offers up a version of sisterhood that's both historical and relevant.



在人生的最低谷,安妮得到了修女们的帮助。然而生命中的劫难该来的总会来,她们到底经历了什么?基于一些真实事件创作的小说、关于姐妹情谊的一部著作将会带给我们怎样的思考?




NO.7


The Changeling

—— Vicor LaValle



The myth of the bad mom gets the horror-story treatment in this novel,which takes place deep in the boroughs of New York City.Apollo Valentine his Kagwa Emma wife and are thrilled to welcome their first child,but soon

after his birth,Emma feels a strange distance from her son--is this the boy she birthed,Or cleverly imposter? The sinister story some racial prejudice interrogates parenting norms, and technological quandaries.



发生在纽约的关于母亲和儿子的故事。妈妈为何总是觉得和孩子之间很陌生?故事巧妙地质问了当下家庭教育的规范、种族偏见以及技术窘况有一股提醒和拯救的力量。



No.6


Exit West

—— Mohsin Hamid


Hamid tells the story of a couple whose love story begins just as war breaks out in their city, which is unnamed but resembles Lahore.The through a series of only path to safety is enchanted doors that lead them,and a surge of other refugees from around the world,to western cities where they face new threats from the residents who'd prefer these migrants went back to where they came from.



讲述了一对夫妻在战争时期的爱情故事。逃离重重困境,却又面临新的危机。难民、移民、所谓的安全之地....这部小说带你读懂当时人们的内心。



No.5


Lincoln in the Bardo

—— George Saunders


In his first full novel, Saunders has gained an even wider audience, winning the 2017 Man Booker Prize for this historical ghost story about Abraham Lincoln.The night after his young son is buried, as the Civil War rages, the President visits the cemetery for a final farewell, only to be observed by a ragtag cast of souls who can't bring themselves to leave their earthly remains behind.



早年成就斐然,却在后来经历大起大落的作者想要通过这个故事告诉我们该如何安放自己内心的灵魂。

No.4


Manhattan Beach

—— Jennifer Egan


The Pulitzer Prize winner's new novel, seven years after A Visit From the Good Squad,marks a move away from the experimental—this is a straight historical novel, set mainly during World War II. The book's heroine, Anna Kerrigan, is a character perfectly calibrated for Hollywood, with verve, vulnerability, and a tough-as-nails glamour that transitions from her job as the first female diver to work on war ships to her nights in gangster-filled night clubs.



普利策奖得主的新作。女主角是魅力十足的好莱坞演员,不同的工作经历,不同的人生故事又有哪些不一样的生命感悟?


No.3


Transit

—— Rachel Cusk


Cusk's second novel in a planned trilogy goes minimal on plot, maximal on observation. The plot structure in the book is the renovation of the narrator's London flat, and the spirit of transformation is mirrored in her conversations: With her contractors, her friends, her old flame. Through elegant meditations on contemporary life, Cusk's depiction of her narrator is not so much portrait as a photo negative—mysterious, poetic and in contrast to her world.



通过生动的对话展开故事情节,描述不是像平面图片那般呆板,神秘的、诗意的、与现实完全相反的,书中的世界也将呈现给读者无尽的想象空间。

No.2


White Tears

—— Hari Kunzru


The British novelist skewers American culture in this treatise on whiteness and cultural appropriation. Two young white men breaking into the music industry find success when they record random noises in a New York City park and discover the voice of a man who wasn't there. They pass the recording off as a rediscovered blues song—only to learn their lie may be accidentally based in reality. The hunt for the truth takes them on an unnerving journey through the past.



基于现实的谎言、寻找真相时的不安、人性的美与丑、梦想的近与远....一部好书总能让自己与心灵对话。

No.1


Sing, Unburied, Sing

—— Jesmyn Ward


Ward's third book set in the fictional town of Bois Sauvage, based on her hometown of DeLisle, Miss., conjures the same raw emotion of her previous works, like the Hurricane Katrina novel Salvage the Bones. But this time, a sense of magical realism deepens the ghostly sense of the past reaching out to touch—or even strangle—the present. Ward's novel is a true triple threat, expert in prose, human observation and social commentary.



读Ward的小说,要做好充分的心理准备。魔幻现实主义的虚构作品,出人意料的情节设置,两度荣获国际大奖的作品,也会给你带来不一样的惊喜。

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