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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

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Product Title: 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World 倒數10分又38秒 倒数10分又38秒 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Author Name(s): Ai Li Fu‧ Xia Fa Ke (Author) 艾莉芙‧夏法克 (Author) 艾莉芙‧夏法克 (Author) Ai Li Fu‧ Xia Fa Ke (Author) Ai Li Fu‧ Xia Fa Ke (Author)
ISBN: 9789860635430
Release Date: 2021-05-05
Language: Traditional Chinese
Pages: 336 Pages
Publisher: Xin Jing Dian Wen Hua
Package Weight: 480 (g)
Shipment Unit: 3 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1101680751

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她的呼吸已經停止
在大腦關閉之前,她只有10分又38秒……
 
繼帕慕克之後,土耳其最受全球注目的當代作家:艾莉芙.夏法克  重量級力作
以輕盈的筆觸與巧思,刻畫在月光下追求自由的人們
 
天亮之前,萊拉陳屍在伊斯坦堡街邊的大型垃圾箱中,她的呼吸已經中止,意識正在逐漸消失,她還有最後一點點時間:10分又38秒。拾荒少年趨前搶走她脖子上的項鍊墜子,萊拉在心底喊著:去叫警察,警察會通知她的五個好友,他們會幫她重獲自由……
 
有時候,你覺得最安全的地方,其實是最不屬於你的地方
 
出生在凡城的萊拉天真無邪,不明白為什麼阿姨說她才是自己的母親;不明白為什麼家裡不許有任何西方世界的東西;不明白叔叔一再爬上自己的床,父親卻要她假裝沒這件事。終於有一天,她逃離那個家,投奔所有對現實不滿的人都會來到的、充滿夢想的城市:伊斯坦堡。但伊斯坦堡卻沒有善待她。
 
小丑和妓女傷心的時候,有誰會想要在他們旁邊?
 
為變性飽受折磨仍意志堅定的娜蘭、靦腆內向卻為萊拉打開一扇窗的席南、被賣到伊斯坦堡當妓女的黑人潔米拉、會咖啡占卜的侏儒甄娜、因家暴而出逃的修美拉,這五個朋友和萊拉一樣,是繁華伊斯坦堡裡的邊緣人,在世人唾棄的眼神中成為彼此可靠的肩膀,攜手為萊拉奮力搏鬥。
 
鏤刻在味蕾上的記憶,構築了人生
萊拉死後的每一分鐘,不同氣味帶她回到某一段記憶:鹽的味道是她出生的味道,檸檬和糖帶她察覺媽媽、阿姨和自己不尋常的關係,荳蔻咖啡強烈的氣息一如她的工作場域,西瓜的味道牽引出深層的驚嚇與痛楚,燉羊肉的香氣點燃家庭的希望,儘管這希望為時短暫,終將破滅……。味覺裡的記憶,記錄下萊拉的一生。
 
人們追尋自由,有時卻甘於受縛
 
人類就像猛禽,雖然擁有自由自在翱翔天際的本領,有時卻自願受縛。牠們蹲踞在獵人肩上,乖乖等待主人的獎賞或命令;牠們被蒙上頭罩,避免驚慌。看到就會知道,知道就會害怕。每個主人都懂得:讓猛禽看到的愈少,牠們就愈平靜。宗教、權力、金錢、意識型態和政治,是否就像那頭罩,讓人免於害怕,安於無知帶來的平靜?
 
這是一部極其動人、令人著迷的作品,以獨特的結構、非凡的人設、暢快的節奏,精準捕捉現代土耳其的多樣性。作者曾說伊斯坦堡是一座流動的城市,她不緬懷過去,而是與這城市的此刻一同呼吸。
 
得獎紀錄
 
•2019年布克獎(Booker Prize)決選入圍
•2019年布萊克韋爾年度圖書(Blackwell’s Book of the Year)
•2020年英國皇家文學會昂達傑獎(RSL Ondaatje Prize)決選入圍
•2021年都柏林文學獎(DUBLIN Literary Award)初選入圍
 
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夏法克用盡心思化解隔閡,無論是種族、國籍、文化、性別、地理,甚或更神祕的隔閡。――《星期日泰晤士報》
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