Simon Watson, a young librarian on the verge of losing his job, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home - a house, perched on the edge of a bluff, that is slowly crumbling toward the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, works for a traveling carnival reading tarot cards and seldom calls.
"traveling carnival, tarot, love, fate, secrets"
The Book of Speculation is Erika Swyler's gorgeous and moving debut, a wondrous novel about the power of books, family, and magic. Simon Watson lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home, a house perched on the edge of a cliff that is slowly crumbling into the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, works for a travelling carnival and seldom calls.
Das SALZ DES MEERES und der RUF DER WELLEN sind ihre Bestimmung. Simon Watson lebt allein in einem alten Haus an der Küste Long Islands. Ein altes Buch, das er vor seiner Tür findet, zieht ihn in seinen Bann: Es erzählt von einer großen Liebe, dem dramatischen Tod einer Schwimmerin und dem tragischen Schicksal einer ganzen Familie - Simons Familie. Wie es scheint, finden Watson-Frauen seit 250 Jahren im Wasser den Tod - immer am 24. Juli. Auch Simons Mutter ertrank.