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Tangerine di Christine Mangan
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Tangerine (originale 2018; edizione 2018)

di Christine Mangan

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER "A juicy melodrama cast against the sultry, stylish imagery of North Africa in the fifties." --The New Yorker The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends--once inseparable roommates--haven't spoken in over a year. But there Lucy was, trying to make things right and return to their old rhythms. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy--always fearless and independent--helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country.  But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice--she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind. Tangerine is a sharp dagger of a book--a debut so tightly wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it will leave you absolutely breathless. Optioned for film by George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures, with Scarlett Johansson to star… (altro)
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Titolo:Tangerine
Autori:Christine Mangan
Info:Ecco , Kindle Edition, 320 pages
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Tangerine di Christine Mangan (2018)

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Christine Mangan's first novel is a stunning feat of multiple narrators weaving a story so convoluted and deceptive that I often felt like I was caught in a spider's web. A large spider's web. Lucy Mason and Alice Shipley are two women inextricably bound together, first at a college in Vermont, then in Tangier, an exotic locale that thrills one and dismays the other. Alice is a damaged character, seemingly weak and always under the thumb of someone: her aunt, her husband John, Lucy. And then there is Lucy, or should I call her The Talented Miss Mason, a nod to Patricia Highsmith's Ripley. She would do anything for Alice, absolutely anything. They bond at college, but then Lucy becomes murderously jealous of Alice's boyfriend Tom. When Tom dies in a car accident, Alice leaves Bennington and Lucy behind. Years later, Lucy tracks Alice down in Tangier, where she lives with her unfaithful husband John.

Mangan is skillful in feeding the reader just enough information to whet the appetite until the end, where the finish is not as much satisfying as it is sound, reasonable and yet horrifying. She deftly creates two very different but tethered personalities in Lucy and Alice, to the point where I want to shake the other, well-drawn characters, and scream at them: "Can't you see what is happening?!" Two first-person narrators is not easy to pull off, but any other rendering of the story would have been less thrilling. There's nothing like being in the head of a sociopath or in one of someone being driven crazy.

Mangan's rendering of volatile Tangier in particular, but also of the other places in the novel (wintry Vermont, sunny Spain), is vivid, so well-drawn that I was inclined to brush hot dust off my clothes after reading a few chapters. The places, again, particularly Tangier, become characters in this story, or at least, observers. She fixes the story in the 1950s, a time long before cell phones and other technological advances that would have unraveled this story too soon.

If you enjoy psychological thrillers with a slow burn, then read Tangerine. ( )
  BaileyBrown | Dec 20, 2021 |
So, here is the thing. I enjoyed the writing a lot and the story was suspenseful and intriguing. That being said, I just can't do one more book about an evil evil murderous lesbian. I know that isn't necessarily what the author intended and it isn't that simple, but when I realized where this was headed I knew, knew it was going to be that story once again. I just can't. ( )
  readingjag | Nov 29, 2021 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/semKB5EB9vo

Enjoy! ( )
  booklover3258 | Sep 11, 2021 |
Holy shit that was terrible on so many levels. Seriously. Complete crap. Flat characters, an insane amount of gaslighting, and my bullshit meter exploded. I wouldn't have finished it at all except it was my suggestion for the upcoming Cocktail Hour show and I subjected two of my friends to it so I felt it was my duty. Ugh. At least we'll have fun talking about it. So there's that...

https://youtu.be/FbLPEvCQ_N0 ( )
  amcheri | Aug 16, 2021 |
Depressing, devious characters. ( )
  debfung | Jul 12, 2021 |
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER "A juicy melodrama cast against the sultry, stylish imagery of North Africa in the fifties." --The New Yorker The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends--once inseparable roommates--haven't spoken in over a year. But there Lucy was, trying to make things right and return to their old rhythms. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy--always fearless and independent--helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country.  But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice--she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind. Tangerine is a sharp dagger of a book--a debut so tightly wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it will leave you absolutely breathless. Optioned for film by George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures, with Scarlett Johansson to star

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