作者介绍
  • 安德鲁·克里瓦克
  • Andrew Krivak
  • 安德鲁·克里瓦克(Andrew Krivak)曾入围国家图书奖(National Book Award)决选名单,并荣获肖陶扩奖(Chautauqua Prize)和戴顿文学和平奖(Dayton Literary Peace Prize)。他的作品有回忆录《漫长的隐居:寻找宗教生活》(A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life),该书介绍了他在耶稣会...
  • 《熊》
  • THE BEAR
  • 图书类型:大众文学
  • 者:Andrew Krivak
  • 出 版 社:Bellevue Literary Press
    代理公司:DeFiore /ANA/Lauren Li
    页    数:224页
    出版时间:2020年2月
    代理地区:中国大陆、台湾
    审读资料:电子稿
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内容简介

在一个伊甸园式的未来,一个女孩和她的父亲住在一座孤山的山脚下。他们拥有一些文明社会的残存物品:一些书,一块玻璃,一套燧石和钢,以及一把梳子。她的父亲希望她能够和自然和谐地相处,顺利长大成人,因为他们是最后的人类了,为此,他不断教给她各种知识——教女孩如何钓鱼、打猎,还教给了她季节和星星的秘密——让她做好准备。


但是,当女孩发现孤身一人身处一个未知的环境里的时候,能带领她回家的只有一头熊,只要她能学会倾听——他们必须穿过一片广阔的荒野,并经历各种艰难险阻。这是一个关于人类的脆弱、爱与失去的带有警示性的故事,也是对大自然... 展开

媒体评价

“安德鲁·克里瓦克用简洁而可爱的文字,将尘封的过去和遥远的未来折叠成一个非凡的寓言,讲述了人类在精神和动物世界和谐回归的过程中所继承的遗产。这个故事会在很长一段时间里萦绕在你的脑海中,就像冰层下的河流。”
----亚当·约翰森(Adam Johnson),《孤儿领袖的儿子》(The Orphan Master’s Son)和《幸运的微笑》(Fortune Smiles)的作者


“阅读《熊》这本书,会让你回忆起充满奇迹的童年经历,那些挥之不去的印记,改变了我们对这个世界的理解,把我们塑造成我们现在的样子。这就是克里瓦克出人意料且充满希望的小说所具有的简单而深刻的力量。这本精心构思的书就像一张最好的橡木弓,它既经典永恒,又充满张力,既清晰又温柔,既有原型又非传统,它是一个先知讲述的睡前故事。这本身就是一个奇迹。”
----乔什·韦伊(Josh Weil),《新山谷》(The New Valley)和《永恒光明的时代》(The Age of Perpetual Light)的作者


“[A] tender apocalyptic fable . . . endowed with such fullness of meaning that you have to assign this short, touching book its own category: the post-apocalypse utopia.” Wall Street Journal

“A moving post-apocalyptic fable for grown-ups… Krivak delivers no small amount of poetry himself … A literary rejoinder of sorts to Alan Weisman’s The World Without Us (2007), Krivak’s slender story assures us that even without humans, the world will endure… it makes for a splendid thought exercise and a lovely fable-cum-novel. Ursula K. Le Guin would approve.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Engagingly different… the narrative unfolds in graceful, luminous prose… Poignant but not tragic, this end-of-civilization story shows that there’s no loneliness in this world when we are one with nature.” Library Journal, Starred Review

“With artistry and grace, National Book Award–finalist Krivak (The Sojourn) offers a story of endurance and a return to life with nature in a postapocalyptic world… This beautiful and elegant novel is a gem.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“[Krivak’s] sentences are polished stones of wonder. . . . The elegiac tone reflects what is lost and what will be lost, an enchantment as if Wendell Berry had reimagined Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.” Booklist

The Bear is a luminous book of a standard one sees perhaps once every generation…. As [it] tenderly breaks your heart, piece by piece, it fills that void with something powerful and timeless. Written with precision, clarity, and gentle fluidity, The Bear reminds us that all we need to know awaits us in the wild.” —Mountain Book Competition Jury citation

相关资料

  • Congratulations to THE BEAR by Andrew Krivak, which has been chosen as a selection for the 2022-2023 NEA Big Read program!

    More info in the NEA Big Read: 

    The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read—a partnership with Arts Midwest—broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience. Showcasing a diverse range of themes, voices, and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community.


版权状态

版权已售:荷兰,法国,土耳其,俄罗斯,德国

获奖信息

Praise for The Bear:

                                                          Winner of the 2020 Mountain Book Competition for Fiction & Poetry

A NYPL Best Book of the Year 2020
An August 2020 Library Journal Editors’ Pick
A February 2020 LibraryReads Top 10 Pick
Apple Books “Best Books of February” selection
Audible “Editors Select” pick
One of Buzzfeed's Most Highly Anticipated Books of 2020
One of Library Journal’s Most Anticipated Books of 2020
Joyce Carol Oates Prize Longlist 2021
Finalist for the Chautauqua Prize 2021
Finalist for the Julia Ward Howe Book Award 2021
A Mass Book Awards Longlist 2021
Winner of the 21st Annual Massachusetts Book Awards