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JKR: интервью и спойлеры сюжета новой книги

Jenni
Снейп жил, Снейп жив, Снейп будет жить!
Газета The Guardian опубликовала статью и видеоролик с интервью с Джоанной Роулинг. В статье говорится о новой книге JKR "Непредвиденная вакансия", которая выходит 27-го сентября. JKR сказала, что идея новой книги пришла к ней опять в общественном транспорте, правда, в отличие от ГП, это был не поезд, а самолет.

За морем - спойлеры сюжета новой книги JKR. На английском.

The story opens with the death of a parish councillor in the pretty West Country village of Pagford. Barry had grown up on a nearby council estate, the Fields, a squalid rural ghetto with which the more pious middle classes of Pagford have long lost patience. If they can fill his seat with one more councillor sympathetic to their disgust, they'll secure a majority vote to reassign responsibility for the Fields to a neighbouring council, and be rid of the wretched place for good.

The pompous chairman assumes the seat will go to his son, a solicitor. Pitted against him are a bitterly cold GP and a deputy headmaster crippled by irreconcilable ambivalence towards his son, an unnervingly self-possessed adolescent whose subversion takes the unusual but highly effective form of telling the truth. His preoccupation with "authenticity" develops into a fascination with the Fields and its most notorious family, the Weedons.

Terri Weedon is a prostitute, junkie and lifelong casualty of chilling abuse, struggling to stay clean to stop social services taking her three-year-old son, Robbie, into care. But methadone is a precarious substitute for heroin, and most of what passes for mothering falls to her teenage daughter, Krystal. Spirited and volatile, Krystal has known only one adult ally in her life – Barry – and his sudden death casts her dangerously adrift. When anonymous messages begin appearing on the parish council website, exposing villagers' secrets, Pagford unravels into a panic of paranoia, rage and tragedy.

Pagford will be appallingly recognisable to anyone who has ever lived in a West Country village, but its clever comedy can also be read as a parable about national politics. "I'm interested in that drive, that rush to judgment, that is so prevalent in our society," Rowling says. "We all know that pleasurable rush that comes from condemning, and in the short term it's quite a satisfying thing to do, isn't it?" But it requires obliviousness to the horrors suffered by a family such as the Weedons, and the book satirises the ignorance of elites who assume to know what's best for everyone else.


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2012-09-22 в 12:05 

Элен Норт
Принцесса, вы так наивны, что говорите совершенно страшные вещи.
Jenni, спасибо за информацию!)

2012-09-22 в 17:07 

Констанция Волынская
"Ты всегда получаешь чего хочешь, рано или поздно, так или иначе..." Макс Фрай
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