Inland


      Inland
The New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger s Wife returns with a stunning tale of perseverance an epic journey across an unforgettable landscape of magic and myth In the lawless, drought ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons, who have vanished after an explosive argument Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home.Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West The way in which Nora s and Lurie s stories intertwine is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel.Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland is grounded in true but little known history It showcases all of T a Obreht s talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely and unforgettably her own. Read Inland By Téa Obreht – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

T a Obreht was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and spent her childhood in Cyprus and Egypt before eventually immigrating to the United States in 1997 Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper s, Zoetrope All Story, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non Required Reading Her first novel, The Tiger s Wife, was published by Random House in March 2011 She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation s list of 5 Under 35 T a Obreht lives in Ithaca, New York.

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  • Audio CD
  • Inland
  • Téa Obreht
  • 20 September 2018
  • 0449807053

10 thoughts on “ Inland

  1. says:

    I wasn t captivated by The Tiger s Wife so I almost wasn t going to read this But I kept reading so much about it that my interest was piqued, and I have to say that I was very captivated by this western story There are two narratives which for most of the novel felt very disconnected, but when they did, it was an amazing thing Lurie, a Middle Eastern immigrant is brought to Missouri by his father in 1856 When his father dies, Lurie is sold to the Coachman who picks up the dead and robs I wasn t captivated by The Tiger s Wife so I almost wasn t going to ...

  2. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE 4.5 StarsIt s been around eight years since I read T a Obreht s debut novel, The Tiger s Wife, but the fact that I loved the beautiful writing and the story had been enough incentive for me to request this second novel, Inland. I m so glad that I did.This story has a duel narrative, which kept me on my toes, and wanders over time, over centuries, and around the world in one of the narratives Over the course of a day in ano...

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    Homeless and orphaned at age six, Lurie survived by working with the Coachman and sleeping in his stable He helped collect lodgers who d passed in their sleep, or had their throats cut by bunkmates Grave robbing was included Lurie developed a hunger A hunger that could not be satisfiedthe want grew and grew Apprehended by the law, he was s...

  4. says:

    2.5 stars, rounded downI picked this purely because I thought it took place in Arizona and I ve always wanted to read a historical novel from the Arizona Territory days I have not read Obreht s prior book This one just never grabbed me Told from two POVs, Lurie, a wanted man from Missouri who becomes a cameleer, and Nora, a frontier woman awaiting the return of her husband and older sons, it was choppy and stilted Both are haunted by ghosts In Laurie s case, they literally make demands of 2.5 stars, rounded downI picked this purely because I thought it took place in Arizona and I ve always wanted to read a historical novel from the Arizona Territory days I have not read Obreht s prior book This one just never grabbed me Told from two POVs, Lurie, a wanted man from Missouri who becomes a cameleer, and Nora, a frontier woman awaiting the return of her husband and older sons, it was choppy and stilted Both are haunted by ghosts In Laurie s case, they literally make demands of him And his narrative is directed to the camel he leads across the west Nora holds conversations with her dead daughter I debated just putting this one down numerous times The pace...

  5. says:

    Ghost whispers and camel corpsI expected to like itthan I did, still an okay read My favorite characters were a couple of camels.

  6. says:

    DNF at 30% It may be my reading mood, but I ve picked this up several times, and I am not connecting with the story nor the characters The story was just striking me as disjointed.

  7. says:

    We were bound up, you and I Though it break our hearts, we had as little choice then as we have now This is one of those books that I ve been dreading writing the review for because nothing I say can really convey what makes it so great I like literary fiction, but it s rare that I will pick up anything that s straight up literature This particular book interested me for two reasons the historical, western context, and the promise of supernatural elements.Inland doesn t disappoint on either We were bound up, you and I Though it break our hearts, we had as little choice then as we have now This is one of those books that I ve been dreading writing the review for because nothing I say can really convey what makes i...

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  9. says:

    Highly recommended full review here

  10. says:

    Unfortunately, this is going in the DNF pile I am just not connecting with this at all There are parts of this that I just marvel at it is written so beautifully The rest I m left scratching my head I never read the author s heralded debut, but I was anxious to read this as the summary sounded different and interesting Plus, THAT COVER Sadly, I m far enough in and I can tell it s not going to get any better based on my personal preference It s far too slow nothing wrong with that, Unfortunately, this is going in the DNF pile I am just not connecting with this at all There are parts of ...

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