Once We Were Sisters

Once We Were SistersLivre numérique

Sheila Kohler

Editeur : Penguin Publishing Digital

Date de parution : 17/01/2017

EAN : 9781101993170

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Biographie

Sheila Kohler est née en 1942 à Johannesburg.
Elle est l'auteur de neuf romans et de trois recueils
de nouvelles. Ses livres ont été traduits dans huit langues.
Trois de ses romans sont parus en français : Un endroit
de rêve (Gallimard, 1991), Splash (Gallimard, 2001), adapté
au cinéma par Jordan et Ridley Scott avec Eva Green dans
le rôle principal, et Quand j'étais Jane Eyre (La Table Ronde,
2012). Sheila Kohler vit aujourd'hui à New York.
Elle enseigne à Bennington et à Princeton.

Résumé

“A beautiful and disturbing memoir of a beloved sister who died at the age of thirty-nine in circumstances that strongly suggest murder. . . . Highly recommended.” --Joyce Carol Oates When Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg. Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon with his history of violence and the lingering effects of their most unusual childhood--one marked by death and the misguided love of their mother. In her signature spare and incisive prose, Sheila Kohler recounts the lives she and her sister led. Flashing back to their storybook childhood at the family estate, Crossways, Kohler tells of the death of her father when she and Maxine were girls, which led to the family abandoning their house and the girls being raised by their mother, at turns distant and suffocating. We follow them to the cloistered Anglican boarding school where they first learn of separation and later their studies in Rome and Paris where they plan grand lives for themselves--lives that are interrupted when both marry young and discover they have made poor choices. Kohler evokes the bond between sisters and shows how that bond changes but never breaks, even after death. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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