Coperta “Say Nothing”

Say Nothing

Narator: Matt Blaney

Durata: 14h 43m

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019A BARACK OBAMA BEST BOOK OF 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019TIME’s #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2019A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER‘A must read’ Gillian FlynnWINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019A BARACK OBAMA BEST BOOK OF 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019TIME’s #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2019A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER‘A must read’ Gillian FlynnOne night in December 1972, Jean McConville, a mother of ten, was abducted from her home in Belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of this terrible crime and a whole society in Northern Ireland for decades.In this powerful, scrupulously reported book, Patrick Radden Keefe offers not just a forensic account of a brutal crime but a vivid portrait of the world in which it happened. The tragedy of an entire country is captured in the spellbinding narrative of a handful of characters, presented in lyrical and unforgettable detail.A poem by Seamus Heaney inspires the title: ‘Whatever You Say, Say Nothing’. By defying the culture of silence, Keefe illuminates how a close-knit society fractured; how people chose sides in a conflict and turned to violence; and how, when the shooting stopped, some ex-combatants came to look back in horror at the atrocities they had committed, while others continue to advocate violence even today.Say Nothing deftly weaves the stories of Jean McConville and her family with those of Dolours Price, the first woman to join the IRA as a front-line soldier, who bombed the Old Bailey when barely out of her teens; Gerry Adams, who helped bring an end to the fighting, but denied his own IRA past; Brendan Hughes, a fearsome IRA commander who turned on Adams after the peace process and broke the IRA’s code of silence; and other indelible figures. By capturing the intrigue, the drama and the profound human cost of the Troubles, the book presents a searing chronicle of the lengths that people are willing to go to in pursuit of a political ideal, and the ways in which societies mend – or don’t – in the aftermath of a long and bloody conflict.TIME’s #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2019‘Say Nothing rightly won this year’s Orwell prize for political writing. It is a superb piece of reportage and writing … It is a book that could become worryingly relevant again.’ Times, the best current affairs and politics books of 2019 ‘In this meticulously reported book – as finely paced as a novel – Keefe uses McConville’s murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland … A searing, utterly gripping saga.’ New York Times, best books of 2019‘Breathtaking in its scope and ambition… Keefe has produced a searing examination of the nature of truth in war and the toll taken by violence and deceit… Will take its place alongside the best of the books about the Troubles’ Sunday Times‘A horrible, chilling tale and I’m glad someone has at last had the guts to tell it. There have been, thus far, only two good books to emerge from the Troubles. This is the third.’ Jeremy Paxman‘A gripping and profoundly human explanation for a past that still denies and defines the future… Only an outsider could have written a book this good … If conclusions are possible, Radden Keefe’s is that everyone became complicit in the terror… I can’t praise this book enough: it’s erudite, accessible, compelling, enlightening. I thought I was bored by Northern Ireland’s past until I read it.’ Melanie Reid, The Times‘An exceptional new book, Say Nothing explores this brittle landscape to devastating effect.’ Wall Street Journal‘Keefe’s narrative is an architectural feat, expertly constructed out of complex and contentious material, arranged and balanced just so… This sensitive and judicious book raises some troubling, and perhaps unanswerable, questions.’ New York Times‘Vivid and rightly shocking… Say Nothing is an excellent account of the Troubles; it might also be a warning.’ Roddy DoylePatrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine and the author of two critically acclaimed books, The Snakehead and Chatter. He received the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing in 2014, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellowship at the New America Foundation. A former Marshall scholar, he holds Master’s degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics, and a law degree from Yale. He lives in New York• Optioned for FX by Color Force production company – the makers of American Crime Story• Patrick’s original piece appeared in The New Yorker and received a great deal of attention.• For readers of Philip Gourevitch’s ‘We Wish To Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families’ (25k TCM)and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘News of a Kidnapping’ (30k TCM). In the spirit of ‘The Devil in the White City’ (14k TCM), ‘In Cold Blood’ (240k TCM) or ‘Imperial Life in the Emerald City’ (40k TCM). This is narrative nonfiction at its very best.• Say Nothing has every chance of becoming the classic account of the Irish Troubles. The conflict and its appalling cost in human life is brought to life in these pages like never before.• Twenty years have passed since an I.R.A. ceasefire brought an end to formal hostilities in Northern Ireland, but one significant theme of Say Nothin” is that the past does not stay buried: this story is enormously relevant today.• It will also have important echoes outside of Ireland, by exploring how young people become radicalized and embrace violence in service of a cause, and by examining the complicated ways in which post-conflict societies mend – and don’t – when people are obliged to live alongside neighbors with whom they were previously at war.Competition: Shankill Butchers;Making Sense of the Troubles;Empire of Pain;The Five;Catch and Kill;Armed Strugle;Double Agent;A Belfast Child. Martin Dillon;David McKittrick;Ben Macintyre;Hallie Rubenhold;Ronan Farrow;Cara Robertson;Jodi Kantor;maureen Callahan;Richard English;Kevin Fulton;John Chambers
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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