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Ash Wednesday: A Novel Hardcover – 1 July 2002

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Alfred a Knopf Inc; 1st edition (1 July 2002)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 221 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 037541326X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0375413261
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.66 x 2.74 x 24.18 cm
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"Psychologisch präzise und gleichzeitig von anrührender Zärtlichkeit." (Brigitte)

"Irritierend schön ... Was gibt es noch zu sagen von diesem Buch? Dass es eine große Qualität hat, weil es zugleich ruppig und sanft ist und niemals prätentiös, affektiert oder großkotzig salopp. Es stimmt einfach, der Ton stimmt, und die Geschichte, die keine ist, stimmt auch. Die Liebe ist nicht greifbar, sie ist das, was wir von ihr träumen. Alle Achtung, wenn das einer mit etwas über zwanzig schon weiß." (Elke Heidenreich, Radio Bremen)

"Alle, die unkten, es sei nur wegen des berühmten Namens, mussten nach Erscheinen zugeben, dass Hawke mit seinem ersten literarischen Versuch gleich einen Volltreffer gelandet hat." (Peter Henning, Cosmopolitan)

"Ethan Hawke beschreibt den Rausch und die Katastrophe eines Gefühls, und der Leser kann sich schön in beidem verlieren." (Stern)

"Ethan Hawke ist mit 'Hin und weg' ein überaus anrührendes, liebenswertes Buch geglückt." (Der Standard)

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From the actor and writer Ethan Hawke: a piercing novel of love, marriage, and renewal.<br><br>Jimmy is AWOL from the army, but-with characteristic fierceness and terror-he's about to embark on the biggest commitment of his life. Christy is pregnant with Jimmy's child, and she's determined to head home, with or without Jimmy, to face up to her past and prepare for the future. Somehow, barreling across America from Albany to New Orleans to Ohio and Texas in a souped-up Chevy Nova, Christy and Jimmy are transformed from passionate but conflicted lovers into a young family on a magnificent journey. <br><br><b>Ash Wednesday</b> is a novel of blazing emotion and remarkable grace, a tale that captures the intensity-the excitement, fear, and joy-of being on the threshold of the mysterious country of marriage and parenthood. Powerful, assured, large of heart, and punctuated by moments of tremendous humor, it represents, for Hawke the novelist, a major leap forward.

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