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Orchid & the wasp

Caoilinn Hughes

Orchid & the wasp

a novel

by Caoilinn Hughes

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesOrchid and the wasp
    StatementCaoilinn Hughes
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6108.U3885 O73 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination345 pages
    Number of Pages345
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26959516M
    ISBN 101524761109
    ISBN 109781524761103
    OCLC/WorldCa1035944643


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Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish writer whose first novel ORCHID & THE WASP (Hogarth / Oneworld ) won the Collyer Bristow Prizeand was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Awards, the Butler Literary Award and was longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the International DUBLIN Literary Award /5().

Orchid & the Wasp is a deceptively entertaining novel about merit and ambition, society and responsibility, and self-determination and fate, in which Hughes upends expectations and asks big questions, especially about obligation and love, without breaking stride, even for a moment."/5(32).

"Orchid & the Wasp, by Caoilinn Hughes, is making waves because it is fiercely bright and moves like a bullet train." - Sebastian Barry, bestselling author of Days Without End, for the Irish Times "Orchid and the Wasp is a hugely entertaining novel full of wit, intellect/5(32). The Wasp and the Orchid: the Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman by Danielle Clode is the culmination of 20 years of research into the life of this little known and largely forgotten woman/5.

About Orchid and the Wasp “A gem of a novel.”—Elle “A winning debut.”—The New Yorker “Caoilinn Hughes is a massive talent.”—Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See WINNER OF THE COLLYER BRISTOW PRIZE • SHORTLISTED FOR THE BUTLER LITERARY AWARD • SHORTLISTED FOR THE HEARST BIG BOOK AWARDS • LONGLISTED.

The promotional literature that came with “Orchid and the Wasp,” a début novel by Caoilinn Hughes, cited the book as this year’s “Conversations with Friends,” a reference to the lucent.

Orchid and the Wasp, her debut novel, has caused a stir both sides of the Atlantic. It has landed on these shores with impressive literary wings and endorsements from, among others, Pulitzer Author: Paul Mcveigh. ORCHID & THE WASP. by Caoilinn Hughes. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON art, skewering the arbitrary restrictions of art-world gatekeepers along the way.

At the emotional heart of this book lies a darker question, though: What does it mean to make a performance of your own life, in service of your family, when the cost might be to lose them forever. There's a type of orchid that resembles a female wasp. And in rare occasions, it will attract a male wasp to pollinate the flower.

That's the image on the cover of Caoilinn Hughes' new book. Orchid & the Wasp is a deceptively entertaining novel about merit and ambition, society and responsibility, and self-determination and fate, in which Hughes upends expectations and asks big questions, especially about obligation and love, without breaking stride, even for a moment."Brand: Random House Publishing Group.

Written in electric, heart-stopping prose, Orchid & the Wasp is a novel about gigantic ambitions and hard-won truths, chewing through sexuality, class, and politics, and crackling with joyful, anarchic fury.

It challenges bootstraps morality with questions of what we owe one another and what we earn. Caoilinn Hughes is the author of Orchid & the Wasp (Oneworld ), which won the Collyer Bristow Prize, was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Awards, the Butler Literary Award and longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel poetry collection, Gathering Evidence (Carcanet ), won the Shine/Strong Award and was shortlisted for four other prizes/5(37).

The information about Orchid and the Wasp shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited Orchid & the wasp book those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel. Home › Book Reviews › BOOK REVIEW: Orchid & the Wasp. BOOK REVIEW: Orchid & the Wasp By Paula Bardell-Hedley on 05/06/ • (14).

by Caoilinn Hughes. We meet eleven-year-old Gael Foess and her younger brother Guthrie, the children of wealthy but aloof parents (Jarleth, an arrogant and controlling investment banker for Barclays, and Sive, a self-absorbed but gifted principal conductor.

Orchid & the Wasp is a special novel and Caoilinn Hughes is a talented new literary voice ready to hit you with her character-driven, sharp as a tack debut novel. This is realist fiction at its finest, with a spiky protagonist in Gael Foess who certainly provided me with a fascinating life in which to study.

Drakaea is a genus of 10 species in the plant family Orchidaceae commonly known as hammer ten species only occur in the south-west of Western orchids are characterised by an insectoid labellum that is attached to a narrow, hinged stem, which holds it aloft.

The stem can only hinge backwards, where the broadly winged column carries the pollen and : Orchidaceae. Orchid & the Wasp is a startling debut full of the moral complexity, grief and strange bewilderments of humanity. As the world spins ever more quickly in response to the demands of grifters, parasites and liars, this book offers a troubling, beautiful and wise response." – A.L.

KENNEDY, Costa Prize-winning author of Day and Serious Sweet. Orchid & the Wasp is a gorgeous novel told in an onrush of wit and ferocity. Art-forging, smack-talking, long-distance-running Gael Foess, three times smarter than everyone around her, proves to be an unforgettable heroine, and her journey will rattle your most basic assumptions about money, ambition, and the nature of love.

She would solve the mystery of orchid pollination that had bewildered even Darwin, earn the acclaim of international scientists and, inbecome the first woman to be awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion. She was 'Australia's greatest orchid expert', 'foremost of our women naturalists', a woman who 'needed no introduction'.

Orchid and the Wasp. Author: Caoilinn Hughes. Longlist. A tough, thoughtful, and savvy opportunist, Gael Foess is determined to live life on her own terms. Raised in Dublin by single-minded, careerist parents, Gael learns early how a person’s ambitions and ideals can be compromised and she refuses to let her vulnerable, unwell younger.

Orchid & the Wasp is a startling debut full of the moral complexity, grief and strange bewilderments of humanity. As the world spins ever more quickly in response to the demands of grifters, parasites and liars, this book offers a troubling, beautiful and wise response.'/5().

Written in electric, heart-stopping prose, Orchid & the Wasp is a novel about gigantic ambitions and hard-won truths, chewing through sexuality, class, and politics, and crackling with joyful, anarchic fury.

It challenges bootstraps morality with questions of. The Wasp and the Orchid: the remarkable life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman, published by Picador tells Edith’s story in both Danielle and Edith’s words – it’s a fascinating and entertaining read.

Here’s an excerpt from the book, an essay by Edith on the wonders of orchid pollination. Written in electric, heart-stopping prose, ORCHID AND THE WASP is a novel about gigantic ambitions and hard-won truths, chewing through sexuality, class and politics, and crackling with joyful, anarchic fury.

It challenges bootstraps morality with. Orchid and the Wasp: A Novel - Ebook written by Caoilinn Hughes. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Orchid and the Wasp: A Novel.

Orchid & the Wasp is a startling debut full of the moral complexity, grief and strange bewilderments of humanity. As the world spins ever more quickly in response to the demands of grifters, parasites and liars, this book offers a troubling, beautiful and wise response.' - A.

Kennedy, Costa Prize-winning author of Day and Serious Sweet. Lissopimpla excelsa, commonly known as the orchid dupe wasp, is a Wasp of the family Ichneumonidae native to Australia. Although also found in New Zealand, where it is known as the dusky-winged ichneumonid, it has probably been introduced there.

Although another source cites that it maybe native to NZ. It pollinates all five Australian members of the orchid genus : Ichneumonidae. Orchid & the Wasp NPR coverage of Orchid & the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Orchid & the Wasp is a startling debut full of the moral complexity, grief and strange bewilderments of humanity. As the world spins ever more quickly in response to the demands of grifters, parasites and liars, this book offers a troubling, beautiful and wise response.” – A.L.

Kennedy, author of Day, Paradise, and The Blue Book. Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes has an overall rating of Positive based on 7 book reviews. Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes has an overall rating of Positive based on 7 book reviews. Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes has an 3/4(7).

Written in electric, heart-stopping prose, Orchid & the Wasp is a dazzlingly original novel about gigantic ambitions and social upheaval, chewing through sexuality, class and politics with joyful, anarchic fury, announcing Caoilinn Hughes as a rising star of literary fiction.4/5. Caoilinn Hughes in an interview with Lulu Garcia-Navarro, “In ‘Orchid And The Wasp,’ An Unapologetic Heroine Who’s No Gentle Flower” for NPR, 5 Aug (retrieved 21 Apr ) At a reading in Amsterdam last month, Hughes offered that same explanation for the one star reviews Orchid and the Wasp has been getting.

Orchid and the Wasp is a completely character driven novel. We spend ten or so years in the company of Gael Foess, a smart, sassy Irish girl growing up through the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger. We open with Gael as an 11 year old girl selling “virginity” pills to /5(23).

Gael Foess, daughter of a self-interested investment banker and a once-formidable orchestral conductor, and sister to a vulnerable younger brother, strives to build a life raft in the midst of economic and familial collapse. Moving by wits alone, she cuts a swathe through the leather-lined, coke-dusted social clubs of London, the New York gallery scene, and the birth-throes of the Occupy movement.

Orchid and the Wasp is a hugely entertaining novel full of wit, intellect and sharp observations. Reading about a young female character who 8/ The book that I literally just finished was Siri Hustvedt’s The Blazing World.

I was really interested because of the art scenes in Orchid and the Wasp. She's a really intelligent writer, and there's a density about the writing that I really enjoy.

I'm looking forward to Ottessa Moshfegh's My Year of Rest and Relaxation. The cover alone. Orchid & the Wasp is a startling debut full of the moral complexity, grief and strange bewilderments of humanity.

As the world spins ever more quickly in response to the demands of grifters, parasites and liars, this book offers a troubling, beautiful and wise response.'4/5(1). Written in electric, heart-stopping prose, Orchid & the Wasp is a dazzlingly original novel about gigantic ambitions and social upheaval, chewing through sexuality, class and politics with joyful, anarchic fury, announcing Caoilinn Hughes as a rising star of literary fiction.4/5.

Orchid & the Wasp is a deceptively entertaining novel about merit and ambition, society and responsibility, and self-determination and fate, in which Hughes upends expectations and asks big questions, especially about obligation and love, without breaking stride, even for a moment.".

The orchid deterritorializes by forming an image, a tracing of a wasp; but the wasp reterritorializes on that image. The wasp is nevertheless deterritorialized, becoming a piece in the orchid's reproductive apparatus. But it reterritorializes the orchid by transporting its pollen. Wasp and orchid, as heterogeneous elements, form a rhizome.

Orchids and orchid bees are a classic example of this relationship. The flowers depend on the bees to pollinate them so they can reproduce and, in Author: Sarah Zielinski. In Orchid & the Wasp, Caoilinn Hughes has created a singular character in Gael the opening pages, set in Ireland in when Gael is o to the conclusion, when year-old Gael is back in Dublin in after years of travel and upheaval, this character captures our attention throughout.