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Title:Drôles de meurtres en famille : roman
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Alice Hoffman, Marie-Odile Fortier-Masek
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Fiction, Fantasy, Magical realism, Romance, Witches, Magic, Paranormal

Drôles de meurtres en famille : roman by Alice Hoffman, Marie-Odile Fortier-Masek

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Drôles de meurtres en famille : roman p Deux soeurs orphelines Gillian et Sally Owen sont lev es par leurs tantes vieilles filles un peu sorci res dans leur maison de Magnolia Street l ombre du vieux porche ourl de lierre au milieu des meubles en merisier parfum les deux fillettes grandissent dans un univers enchant au gr des superstitions et des sorts improvis s par leurs parentes Puis vient l adolescence et les deux hirondelles se d barrassent du pass Gillian la blonde s enfuit en galante compagnie et Sally la brune par trop s rieuse se marie Elles se soustraient en apparence aux pouvoirs des femmes Owen mais la magie r de encore Et lorsque des ann es plus tard SaIly d couvre une paire de couteaux crois s sur la table de la cuisine elle en devine le pr sage L arriv e de sa soeur avec sur les bras un bien encombrant bagage et ses trousses une foule d ennuis confirme ses soup ons Amants en cavale enqu tes polici res et nuits torrides forment alors l ordinaire de ce cocktail pic Hoffman crit comme on jette un sort Une ensorcelante et noire com die p p b English description b For most adults fairy tales are among the childish things we ve put away Alice Hoffman however feels differently i Practical Magic i starts out as a tale of Gillian and Sally Owens two orphaned girls whose aunts are witches of a mild sort For the past two centuries Owens women have been blamed for all that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town ever since their ancestor arrived rich independent and soon accused of theft And then one day a farmer winged a crow in his cornfield a creature who d been stealing from him shamelessly for months When Maria Owens appeared the very next morning with her arm in a sling and her white hand wound up in a white bandage people felt certain they knew the reason why The aunts are daily ostracized by the same upstanding citizens who sneak to their house at night for magical love cures To the sisters they are for the most part benevolently absent though their bell book and candle routine makes life a torment for Gillian beautiful and blonde and lazy and Sally who s all too responsible But when one of the aunts cures works too well ending as a curse the dangers of real love become all too clear In Hoffman s world being bewitched bothered and bewildered is no mere metaphor and neither is desire The elbows of one enamored man pucker a linoleum counter another walks around with singed cuffs It s difficult to catch the author s power in brief quotes She needs space and increment to build her exquisite variations of vision and reality her matter of fact announcements of the preternatural i Practical Magic i again and again makes one recall the thrill of hearing at bedtime Now will I a tale unfold i Kerry Fried i p

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