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Lovesong ebook

by Nikki Gemmell


She wrote two books before this one and it was written in 2001

Lovesong is a romance, but it is also a tightly woven thriller, a sumptuous and truly extraordinary work. She wrote two books before this one and it was written in 2001. I will have to see if I can find any others by her because I was very. Пользовательский отзыв - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing.

Love Song is the third novel by Australian author, Nikki Gemmell. It is narrated by Lillie Bird, a young woman who has lived in a cloistered community all her life. For the final eight years she has been kept in virtual isolation by her parents due to an incident when she was just thirteen

Love Song is the third novel by Australian author, Nikki Gemmell. For the final eight years she has been kept in virtual isolation by her parents due to an incident when she was just thirteen. All she knows of the outside world is what she reads in books and magazines, and hears on her short-wave radio, brought by a visiting librarian. When she reaches adulthood, she is impatient to gain her freedom, find love and truly start her life: her parents send her to stay with her grandfather in England.

Lovesong is a romance, but it is also a tightly woven thriller, a sumptuous and truly extraordinary work

Lovesong is a romance, but it is also a tightly woven thriller, a sumptuous and truly extraordinary work. Lovesong is a lovely, lyrical creation that has melody and melancholy aching through its sentences. bewitchingly good’ Elle, Book of the Month. A strange and lovely novel.

A wife, a mother of three, she has everything a woman should want-and yet she has gone numb inside. Locked in a never-ending cycle of chores, errands, and mealtimes, she cannot find a way to live her life with the honesty and passion that once drove her. Even her husband, whom she loves, has never truly touched the core of her being. Only one person has ever come close. In desperation, she returns to the memory of an old love affair-a transformative relationship with consequences she has never fully resolved

At first I struggled with the author's poetic style but it soon became worth it as I began to feel the central character's longing for freedom and discovery and began to experience the heated atmosphere around her. The revelation towards the end of the story made my jaw drop open in shock!

A wife, a mother of three, she has everything a woman should want-and yet she has gone numb inside. International bestselling author Nikki Gemmell writes on the power of quiet in today's shouty world. Quiet comes as a shock in these troubled times. Quietism means 'devotional contemplation and abandonment of the will. a calm acceptance of things as they are'. Gemmell makes the case for why quiet is steadily gaining ground in this noisy age: Why we need it now more than ever.

Nikki Gemmell has written four novels, Shiver, Cleave, Lovesong, The Bride Stripped Bare and The Book Of Rapture, and one non-fiction book, Pleasure: An Almanac for the Heart. The criteria for selection included a very individual voice and unmistakeable style, as well as an original choice of subject. Nikki Gemmell was selected along with such novelists as Rick Moody, Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Froer, Rohinton Mistry, Tim Winton, Colum McCann, Michel Faber and Hari Kunzru among others. Born in Wollongong, Australia, she now lives in London.

I Take You. Nikki Gemmell. My first instinct, I must admit, was to just delete her book and forget about it, but it’s been a long time since her going, and even though I’ve never stopped hoping it will be her on the end of the line when the phone rings, I feel, now, that I owe it to her to help if I can and. find a publisher for her work.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780330372930.

Lillie has come a long way from the shimmering heat, big skies and rocky mountains of her home. A long way not just in terms of distance, but in terms of experience. For it is here in England, a land of cold, scuffed and tumbling streets, that she finds the love she has needed for so long. Lovesong is a romance, but it is also a tightly woven thriller, a sumptuous and truly extraordinary work

A heartbreaking and mesmerizing story of a young woman's search for love When Lillie Bird was thirteen years old she walked into her parents' home closing the door behind her, shutting out the condemning cries of the small town of Sunshine. With only an outing to Christmas mass once a year, this house was to be her world for the next eight years. On the day she turns twenty one this too-dazzling woman brims with imminent escape and longs to find the world that she has only read аbout: of men, of love, of brightness. But the town of Sunshine cannot hold Lillie and soon she is drawn to her mother's land, the cold dark English skies, and finally to the scuffed and tumbling London streets. There she finds the pleasure and the sadness in the world she so desperately seeks. This is Nikki Gemmell's finest work to date.
Priotian
Love Song is the third novel by Australian author, Nikki Gemmell. It is narrated by Lillie Bird, a young woman who has lived in a cloistered community all her life. For the final eight years she has been kept in virtual isolation by her parents due to an incident when she was just thirteen. All she knows of the outside world is what she reads in books and magazines, and hears on her short-wave radio, brought by a visiting librarian. When she reaches adulthood, she is impatient to gain her freedom, find love and truly start her life: her parents send her to stay with her grandfather in England. The narration takes the form of an expectant mother writing down her story for her unborn child (thus creating intrigue: who is the father? Where is he now?). It switches continually between first and third person and lacks quotation marks for dialogue, both of which can be irritating and confusing, so Gemmell is making the reader work for the pleasure of reading the gorgeous, often sensuous prose. “Like an orphan I could veer from loving too much to not loving at all: opening out like an anemone that’s softened in the tide’s silky swirl and then jamming up tight if anything prodded, got too close” and “The day’s finding its feet, behind a first scrim of cloud there’s a higher heaven and I smile at the optimism in the sky and it dawns on me then, as the train slows through the city that’s never clean, that this freedom should be seized and not worried at” are two examples. Gemmell gives the reader characters with depth and appeal (or occasionally repellence) and her plot has a few twists to keep it interesting. The story is quite slow-moving at first, but perhaps this is meant to give the reader a taste of the impatience that Lillie feels. Exile, self-sacrifice, freedom, love, heartbreak, independence, confession, grief and a fundamentalist religious community are all part of this beautifully written love story.
Livina
This book is one of the few that I would say is almost my perfect story, possibly even more effective as I listened to rather than read it. I was instantly pulled into the world of the imprisoned child and sensitive young adult exploring her new experiences with trembling excitement and youthful brashness. The lyrical language sings in a way I have only rarely encountered in other authors, John Banville, Sue Gee and Ian McEwan's 'On Chesil Beach' spring to mind. The story of Lily's discovery of real love is simple on the surface but her inner responses to her experiences are what this book is about and this is enough. I don't usually keep novels in my personal library but I suspect Nikki Gemmell's books may find a place on my shelves.
Kieel
"Love Song" by Nikki Gemmell is the best story I have read in a while. The description is delightful, storyline well developed and mature. The whole narrative is haunting and will leave you unable to put this book down. Loved it! Loved it!
Lovesong ebook
Author:
Nikki Gemmell
Category:
Contemporary
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Picador (August 24, 2001)
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256 pages
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4.8
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