The Ghost Drum by Suzan Price

The Ghost Drumを読み終えました。
全167ページ。
faber and faber社 pablish版を古書で買いましたが、こちらだと新品で買えるようですね。
Kindleなら、かなりお安く読むことができます。

金原瑞人さん訳で以前、邦訳版が出版されたのですが、現在は絶版になっています。
現在、翻訳家の金原さんがどうしても3巻全部を完訳させたいといいうことで、プロジェクトが進んでいるそうです。
1巻は金原さんの改訳で既に出版が決まっており、2巻、3巻については、クラウドファンディングでの出版が計画されているというニュースを耳にして興味を持ちました。

http://thousandsofbooks.jp/project/ghostdrum/

人間の本質が容赦なく語られるのとは相反し、極寒の地の自然描写、物音一つ立ててはいけないパレスの静謐とした描写の美しさが際立つ物語です。
シャーマンたちの家が動物の足を持っていて自由に移動できるというコミカルな部分もあったりしますけどね!


Ghost Drum: Book 1 of The Ghost World Sequence (English Edition)
Susan Price
2011-06-19
Susan Price

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以下、英語で概要、感想をまとめてみました。

I finished "The Ghost Drum" last night(22.Feb.). I love the story.
This is a story about a Czardom where half of year is bitter winter, cold and dark.

In the Czardom there was a cruel Czar, a Imperial princess who is a sister of the Czar. The Czar killed his relations for his Czar-chair except his sister. He would kill people if they are against him. As for the princess she had also cruel nature like her brother.
And there was a lonely prince who had been locked in a high tower, a little dorm room since even when he was in his mother's berry. Because of the Czar's fear which his child might kill him for the Czar's position.

And there was a Sherman, a Woman of Power.
Her name is Chingis.
She was raised by a witch who gave her knowledge to Chingis and became a grate witch.
Chingis studied three magic, Magic of Words, Magic of Writing, and Magic of Music.
While she was sleeping, her spirit wondered everywhere even to the world of death.
One night while her spirit flew away from her body, she heard a lonely, agonized cry. The prince's cry.
Chingis decided to help him out his loneliness.

So this is a story of magic.
The story is told by a learned cat who is tethered an Oak 's trunk by a golden chain.

The next day I finished this first book of the series, at very timing, reminds of books arrived. How nice!
They were also told by a learned cat. So the begging of the story is the same.

Whew! How difficult to summarize a book is!


Ghost Song: Book 2 of The Ghost World Sequence (English Edition)
2011-09-15
Susan Price

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Ghost Dance: Book 3 of The Ghost World Sequence (English Edition)
2011-09-19
Susan Price

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