A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel
By Danielle Steel
From no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Danielle metal comes a heartwarming and inspirational novel a few mom and daughter who face demanding situations, deal with star, and conquer tragedy whereas holding the outward visual appeal of . . .
A excellent LIFE
The epitome of intelligence, high-powered power, and style, Blaise McCarthy is an icon on this planet of tv information, asking the harsh questions and taking over the emotionally charged problems with international affairs and politics with braveness and perception. A unmarried mom, she manages her well-ordered occupation meticulously, continually ready at the air or interviewing world-renowned figures and heads of country. To her viewers, Blaise turns out to have all of it. yet privately, and rancid the set, there's one other untold tale she has saved hidden for years.
Blaise's teenage daughter, Salima, was once blinded via variety 1 diabetes in adolescence, and her wishes have saved her away in a year-round boarding tuition with full-time therapy and guidance ever seeing that. whilst Salima's tuition closes after a tragedy, Salima returns to her mother's long island urban house, and all of sudden they face demanding situations they've by no means needed to care for prior to, and that Blaise feels ill-equipped to address. a brand new caretaker supplied through Salima's tuition creates as many difficulties as he solves. good-looking, complete, thirty-two-year-old Simon Ward, with powerful evaluations on each subject, questions how mom and daughter view themselves and every different. Simon opens new doorways for either one of them and refuses to just accept Salima's actual boundaries. He turns their global the other way up, and the 3 turn into friends.
Then every little thing starts off to resolve and Blaise can't continue her worlds separate anymore. a stunning younger anchorwoman is employed on the community; it really is no mystery that she is being groomed to take Blaise's position. Her occupation as she has recognized it's threatened, and her formerly well-ordered existence feels absolutely uncontrolled. For the 1st time, Blaise's lifestyles isn't really excellent, yet real.
In this unforgettable story, the incomparable Danielle metal has written a singular that pulsates with emotion and honesty as 3 humans face the reality approximately themselves. A ideal Life is set what we do while facades fall away and we will be able to now not run from the reality. As previous rules fail, every little thing adjustments, and existence is without notice brand-new.
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Un bravo scrittore sa usare bene la tecnica narrativa, le metonimie e ogni pretestualità funzionale, ma sa anche «nasconderli». Il suo più grande sforzo è proprio quello di sviare il lettore, di confondergli le idee, di creare falsi percorsi, di sbiadire lo schema: in due parole di mascherare la struttura narrativa. Un intero episodio può svolgersi ed esaurirsi là, magari scritto semplicemente per delineare un carattere. In verità esso può nascondere una metonimia, un tirante che più tardi, inaspettatamente, scatterà.
Con questo non voglio affatto dire che lo scrittore deve essere agnostico, cieco e sordo. Tutt'altro, deve soltanto non lasciarsi accecare e assordare dai problemi sociali, andare più alla radice dei fenomeni. Kafka è riuscito come nessun altro a raccontarci l'alienazione dell'uomo contemporaneo senza mai usare questo termine. Immaginare fuori dal linguaggio. Non sempre l'idea prefigura una storia o una situazione immediatamente propizia a una drammaturgia. Qualche volta è solo un sapore, un accostamento di colori, un sentimento lancinante, un clima vago, oppure l'abbozzo di uno stile.
Un piccolo episodio che sembra esaurirsi nel momento ma che in seguito darà origine a un risvolto della narrazione è appunto una metonimia. E opportuno ricorrere ad alcuni esempi: se in una storia, a un certo punto, compare una boccia di veleno, possiamo star sicuri che più avanti risalterà fuori; se un bambino vede di nascosto il padre che infila una rivoltella in un cassetto, senza ombra di dubbio arriverà il mo- LA COSTRUZIONE DEL RACCONTO 44 mento in cui il bambino prenderà in mano quella rivoltella.