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《愚者》
Frederick G. Dillen
弗雷德里克·G·迪伦
2006-3-29 14:33:39    CRIENGLISH.com
 
Fool
《愚者》
Frederick G. Dillen
弗雷德里克·G·迪伦

Synopsis

Barnaby Griswold has never been much of an athlete, or even very sportsmanlike; he tends to cheat when the match is on the line. He's not much of a fighter either, more likely to throw a rock than an honest punch.

His father had hoped Barnaby might lead a life of dim propriety. But instead Barnaby has grown into his father's horror: a great melon of impropriety, an investments player with unbelievably priceless instincts for the next deal.

Then he loses everything. Not just his wife and daughters. Not just his livelihood and connections and lunches at La Cote. Barnaby, without a nickel, is banished even from his boyhood summer home, the very last roof over his head.

Now, divorced, deserted, flat broke, Barnaby has to find a way to repair his life.

Can a fool--a clumsy, self-absorbed, insensitive, money-driven fool--become a hero, the kind of hero that makes us stand up and cheer? In a word, yes.


故事梗概

巴纳比·格里斯沃德看上去一点不像运动员,甚至连经常运动的人都算不上;当比赛近在眼前的时候,他打算作弊。他看上去也不像会打架的人,他才不会光明正大地和别人肉搏,而更愿意偷偷向别人扔石头。


巴纳比的爸爸希望他能老老实实地过一辈子。但是巴纳比却恰恰相反:他选择了极不安定的工作,成为一名特别不具天赋的投资商。





巴纳比果然输掉了一切:妻子、女儿,工作、社会关系和在La Cote的午餐。身无分文的巴纳比最后被人从仅有的栖身之所—小时候夏日度假的房子中赶了出来。



现在,离异、孤单、没钱的巴纳比必须找到修复往日生活的方法。


一位笨拙的、专注自我的、迟钝的、受钱驱使的傻瓜能变成万人欢呼的英雄吗?答案是:能!




 

Comment

This is a funny, irresistible, resonant novel that, in Andre Dubus's words, "brims with love."

 


评价

这部小说十分有趣、引人入胜并令人回味。用安德鲁·杜伯斯的话说:“洋溢着爱的味道”。





(Cover of Hero)

Introduction of Author

● Name: Frederick G. Dillen

● Nationality: America

● Position: Novelist

●Main works:

Hero

作者简介

○ 姓名:弗雷德里克·G·迪伦

○ 国籍:美国

○ 地位:小说家

○主要作品:

《英雄》

 

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