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Adam Haslett - Author

About the Author

Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection, You Are Not A Stranger Here, was a New York Times bestseller. It was shortlisted for both the Pulitzer Prize and the US National Book Award, and has been translated into fifteen languages. His essays and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Best American Short Stories, among others. He lives in New York.

Featured books by Adam Haslett

Union Atlantic

Union Atlantic

Author: Adam Haslett Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2011

Doug Fanning lives an apparently gilded existence. A Gulf war veteran turned banker at the vast investment bank Union Atlantic, he is wealthy, handsome and powerful - the epitome of Wall Street success. Charlotte Graves lives in self-imposed exile deep in the forests of rural Massachusetts, stubbornly refusing to engage with a country she feels to be in morally bankrupt. When Fanning decides to build himself a sprawling mansion adjacent to her home, her isolation is threatened and she determines to evict him from his land and, if she can, his kind from her country.

Other books by Adam Haslett

Stellt euch vor, ich bin fort

Stellt euch vor, ich bin fort

Author: Adam Haslett Format: eBook Release Date: 24/01/2018

"e;Stellt euch vor, ich bin fort"e; wurde in der englischsprachigen Presse "e;atemraubend"e; genannt, "e;uberwaltigend und herzzerreiend"e;, wurde als "e;Literatur hochsten Ranges"e; gefeiert und fur den Pulitzer Preis, den National Book Award und den National Book Critics Circle Award nominiert. Ein moderner Familienroman in der Tradition einer welthaltigen und weltlaufigen US-Literatur. Alles beginnt mit einem Unglck auf einer Landpartie in Maine. Nein, frher: Es beginnt in den 1960er Jahren in London, als die junge Amerikanerin Margaret erfhrt, dass John, ihr Verlobter, nicht einfach verschwunden, sondern manisch-depressiv in eine psychiatrische Klinik eingewiesen worden ist. Vor die Wahl gestellt, entscheidet sie sich fr ein Leben an seiner Seite, ein Leben mit seiner Krankheit. Was daraus folgt, ist die Geschichte einer Familie ber zwei Generationen, die Geschichte einer erblichen bipolaren Strung, einer mal glanzvollen und hufiger noch prekren Existenz, durchzogen von den Spuren eines groen Verlusts. Adam Haslett erzhlt von Mutterliebe und Geschwisterbanden mit derselben Glaubwrdigkeit und Przision wie vom Hummerfischen, von Clonazepam oder Funk, Techno und House. "e;Stellt euch vor, ich bin fort"e; ist ein Meisterwerk des psychologischen Realismus, genauso einfhlsam wie einfallsreich, ein Roman, der unseren Blick auf die Menschen, die uns am wichtigsten sind, dauerhaft verndern kann.

Imagine Me Gone

Imagine Me Gone

Author: Adam Haslett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2017

Shortlisted for the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2017 2017 PULITZER PRIZE Finalist for Fiction TIME Top Ten Novels of 2016 'It might be the best American novel about a middle-class family since Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections' Independent 'Exceptional, haunting, distinctive... [It] resembles the work of Anne Tyler, intertwining grief and love... Intimate and panoramic' The Sunday Times 'Dreadfully sad and hilariously funny. Literature of the highest order' Peter Carey Universal and essential, the heart-breaking story of an ordinary American family shaped by tragedy Michael's father walked into the woods one day, and out of his family's life for ever. Yet he and his brother and sister see it less as a tragedy in their past and more as a forewarning of the future. For Michael - smart, brilliant, so alive and vital - feels the darkness that drew their father away and how, given the chance, it might take the whole family. He wants to save them - but can he save himself?

Imagine Me Gone

Imagine Me Gone

Author: Adam Haslett Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2016

FINALIST for the PULITZER PRIZELONG-LISTED for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARDWINNER of the LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST for the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDFINALIST for the KIRKUS PRIZELONG-LISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDALTOP 10 NOVELS OF THE YEAR -- TIME, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC, NewsdayONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Barnes & Noble, BookPage, BuzzFeed, Elle, Financial Times, Huffington Post, Kirkus, NPR, Refinery29, Seattle Times, Shelf Awareness, WBUR's On Point"e;Haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization"e; --Wall Street Journal"e;Ambitious and stirring . . . With Imagine Me Gone, Haslett has reached another level."e; --New York Times Book ReviewFrom a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?When Margaret's fianc , John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence. Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, and yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family. With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives.

Hingabe

Hingabe

Author: Adam Haslett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

Ein Mann, ein manischer Planeschmied, versucht, Zugang zu seinem entfremdeten Sohn zu finden. Eine Dame aus bester Familie, seit langem Insassin eines Pflegeheims, wird zur Ratgeberin eines liebeskranken Jungen. Ein altliches Geschwisterpaar, vereint durch Jahrzehnte stiller Resignation, erwartet den Besuch eines Mannes, der vor langer Zeit beider Leben verandert hat. Adam Hasletts Geschichten erzahlen von Verlust, Beschadigung und von Liebe. Sie sind erschutternd schon und sehr bewegend. "e;Adam Haslett ist eine wunderbare Raritt: ein altmodischer jugendlicher Erzhler, der etwas Drngendes, Neues und radikal Intelligentes zu sagen hat. Hasletts groe Gaben als Autor - insbesondere seine Unerschrockenheit - sind auch fr den Leser groe Gaben. Stellen Sie sich darauf ein, dass Sie diese Geschichten nicht nur lieben, sondern sich nach der Lektre auch gestrkt fhlen werden."e; (Jonathan Franzen)"e;Ungeheuer bewegend Haslett schreibt erschtternd, makaber komisch und unheimlich erotisch."e; (Independent on Sunday)"e;Auerordentlich Erschreckend zrtlich biegsam und von schmerzhaftem Ernst."e; (The Boston Globe)"e;Haslett verfgt ber ein reiches Repertoire literarischer Fhigkeiten: ein instinktives Einfhlungsvermgen fr seine Figuren und die Fhigkeit, ihr Innenleben ungeheuer detailliert zu zeichnen, eine Begabung fr anmutige, beschwrende Prosa und den Mut, die verborgene Ordnung zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen aufzuspren."e; (The New York Times)"e;Eine fast schlackenlose Verbindung menschlicher und knstlerischer Gewissenhaftigkeit."e; (Neue Zrcher Zeitung)"e;Faszinierend. Haslett ist ein so eleganter wie prziser Miniaturist."e; (The New Yorker)"e;Spektakulr. Kaufen Sie dieses Buch, lesen und bewundern Sie es. Der Vorbote einer phnomenalen Karriere."e; (The New York Times Book Review)

You Are Not A Stranger Here?

You Are Not A Stranger Here?

Author: Adam Haslett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2003

In one of the most acclaimed fiction debuts in years, Adam Haslett explores the lives that appear shuttered by loss and discovers entire worlds hidden inside them. An ageing inventor, burning with manic creativity, tries to reconcile with his estranged gay son. An orphaned boy draws a thuggish classmate into a relationship of escalating guilt and violence. A genteel middle-aged woman, a long-time resident of a rest home, becomes the confidante of a lovelorn, teenage volunteer. With Checkovian restraint and compassion, conveying both the sorrow of life and the courage with which people rise to meet it, You Are Not A Stranger Here is a triumph.

You Are Not A Stranger Here?

You Are Not A Stranger Here?

Author: Adam Haslett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2002

Adam Haslett's first collection of stories, You Are Not a Stranger Here, is already causing a furore in the USA. The nine stories are set in Los Angeles, the Midwest, New England and England, but each summons its own complete and distinctive world. What unites them is the refined writing - elegiac in some instances - and a raw emotional power that carries the reader past the surface of the subject and into the core of the characters' lives. The characters include a widower, a teenage boy, a young couple, middle-aged siblings, a father and son, a bereaved mother, a psychiatrist, an orphaned boy who finds solace in a classmate's violence. There is grief, passion, loneliness, humour - marvellous humour - and longing in these stories, but ultimately the book sets off the shock of recognition that takes readers past the cliched language of human suffering and brings them to understand their own experience through the characters' lives.

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