Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

The New Wilderness de Diane Cook

The New Wilderness (original: 2020; edição: 2020)

de Diane Cook (Autor)

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
2951369,865 (3.78)41
Título:The New Wilderness
Autores:Diane Cook (Autor)
Informação:Harper (2020), 402 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca

Detalhes da Obra

The New Wilderness de Diane Cook (2020)

  1. 00
    World Made By Hand de James Howard Kunstler (JenMDB)
  2. 00
    Lost Children Archive de Valeria Luiselli (hairball)
    hairball: Children in the desert and other good writing.
  3. 00
    The Animals in That Country de Laura Jean McKay (hairball)
    hairball: Walking and searching and wildness.

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Veja também 41 menções

Mostrando 1-5 de 13 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
In some unspecified future, there's now an eco-dystopia where people all live in a hellish polluted City and there's only one remaining stand of wilderness (of unspecified and seemingly somewhat variable size). 20 people are selected to go into that wilderness and live there as nomads, leaving no trace. This group includes Bea and her daughter Agnes in a desperate effort to save Agnes from pollution induced illness.

The backstory and world building here are fairly loosely sketched--I would have been interested to know more, but the approach prevents any real holes or nitpicking and keeps the focus firmly on the group's progress through the wilderness. Although quite a bit happens, it's very focused on the characters and the group dynamics, as well as the family relationship between Bea, Agnes, and Bea's husband Glen. The author did a lot of research on survival in the American West and it shows; the details are believable. It's an interesting mix of typical dystopian fiction and the group-survival genre (I got a bit of a Walking Dead vibe, though it's not very similar in any other way). ( )
  arosoff | Jul 11, 2021 |
I have been looking forward to this one - the first novel of Diane Cook... right at the top of my most anticipated mountain in a year of book releases! I love the concept here, which somehow has never existed in another novel that I'm aware of yet - there is very little wilderness remaining in this overcrowded dystopia. All of the land is for manufacturing, garbage, or something involving humans. Things are grim, cities are terrible, children are getting sick, and the main character Bea takes her sick daughter Agnes to the last of the wilderness to get some fresh air (or the freshest it can possibly be anyway). The initial group of twenty people in the experiment are loosely overseen by the Rangers. For some reason, I wasn't expecting a group, I was expecting a mother and daughter in the woods. I was also expecting man vs. nature (which hilariously, I then realized is the very name of Cook's first book). But there is a whole lotta man vs. man here, despite this wilderness still being very full of animals somehow, when these animals have such a small space to live in. Of course, in an overcrowded world, it's the people that are the problem. But the writer isn't writing to my expectations and I liked the book well enough. Bea is a real mom - flaws and all from page one. Not a martyr, not a saint, which is a great way to avoid writing a mom. The book starts with Bea kicking a coyote, which... can you even do that? Little tricks of the plot make the book great to me. My only complaint would be the many dramatics within the group, but I'm sure that is a problem with me as a reader. (I like solitude+forest living sort of books!) If I had to place this book on a shelf next to others, it would fit right in with MANY of T.C. Boyle's books (The Terranauts, East Is East, A Friend of the Earth and Drop City and The Tortilla Curtain from what I have read) -- both for Boyle's love of nature and also for his love of putting his characters through the ringer. ( )
  booklove2 | Jul 5, 2021 |
Off the bat, the main thing I can think to say is that I feel like I've been holding my breath since starting this book, and I feel like I'm gulping for air now.

Looking at reviews, I love how incredibly divisive this book is among readers--we either loved it or hated it, not a whole lot in between.

It was haunting and, at times, punishing, but no where nearly as brutal as The Road, which is where my comparison-making brain kept wandering, and that is how this book really shimmers. I love how it examined the mother-daughter relationship.

I think I'll be thinking about it for a long time. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
An epic, heartbreaking, tale of motherhood and belonging by way of a future climate crisis made worse by bureaucracy and flawed government planning. Set in a far-ish future scenario cities are collapsing into chaos amid worsening climate change / collapse and a wilderness area is set up with a study in progress to see if people can go back to nomadic living and how that will affect the land. Flawed from its inception the government plan is a stop-gap at best, a patch to keep business as usual going forward. It is within this confusion that we find Bea and Agnes. Bea is Agnes Mother and the novel centers on the dynamic between the two women. The cast of characters comes into and out of focus by way of these two women. It is an at time dry-novel its prose is paired down and then expands and blossoms where it needs to and so the pacing feels right and appropriate to the moody tone of the story.

Reading closely, Diane Cook has written a deeply complex story about motherhood, longing, coming of age, government failures & flawed 'best intentions', and the climate. It reinforces the feeling of detachment and confusion created by governmental oversight that at the end of things does not seem to really care about anything but keeping government itself running. It really is a story about trust and abandonment. What it means to trust to loose it and what it means to walk away and sometimes come back, rebound, and then leave again. Like the seasons themselves that are warping and changing in response to climate change the story central themes are this ebb and flow of power and trust.

The story is beautifully told and the characters reinforce the climate change angle. Which is to say all fiction is now science fiction but the other way around: all fiction is now climate fiction. It just is the backdrop of life and so it plays a central role in the story but Diane Cook writes about it in a natural way that puts the characters up front. Highly recommend. ( )
  modioperandi | Mar 11, 2021 |
Det här var en dyster bok. Men väldigt, väldigt bra ändå. ( )
  krupskaja | Feb 17, 2021 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 13 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
Evidence of the increasing interpenetration of SF and literary fiction, this Booker-shortlisted novel is set in a climate emergency-ravaged near future. Bea and her daughter Agnes get the chance to escape the choking City for a Wilderness zone where they must relearn humanity's old hunter-gatherer skills. Cook leavens her satire with sly wit and real wisdom, expertly deconstructing the borderline separating human beings and other animals.
adicionado por Cynfelyn | editarThe Guardian, Adam Roberts (Nov 28, 2020)

» Adicionar outros autores

Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Diane Cookautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
Stacey GlemboskiNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em Francês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Lugares importantes
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
For my mother, Linda, and my daughter, Cazadora
And for Jorge
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
The baby emerged from Bea the color of a bruise.
Últimas palavras
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
CDD/MDS canônico
Canonical LCC

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês


Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Capas populares

Links rápidos


Média: (3.78)
1 1
2 6
2.5 2
3 6
3.5 8
4 29
4.5 1
5 13

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.


Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 163,370,826 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível