«کاش اینجا بودی» رمانی نوشته جودی پیکول است که تأثیر همهگیری ویروس کرونا بر زوج جوانی به نام دایانا و فین را بررسی میکند. دایانا در جزیره ای دورافتاده در گالاپاگوس گیر افتاده است، در حالی که فین یک پزشک در نیویورک است و برای نجات بیماران کووید جان خود را به خطر می اندازد. این رمان داستانی درباره عشق، از دست دادن و بقا در دنیایی پرآشوب است. این داستان رفته رفته معمای خود را آشکار کرده و حقیقتی تکان دهنده را نشان می دهد.
“Wish You Were Here” is a novel by Jodi Picoult that explores the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on a young couple, Diana and Finn. Diana is trapped on a remote island in the Galapagos, while Finn is a doctor in New York, risking his life to save COVID patients. The novel is a story about love, loss, and survival in a troubled world. It builds up to a fiercely suspenseful climax that reveals a shocking truth1.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes “a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six)
Rights sold to Netflix for adaptation as a feature film • Named one of the best books of the year by She Reads
Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s an associate specialist at Sotheby’s now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time.
But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes.
Almost immediately, Diana’s dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they’d booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father’s suspicion of outsiders.
In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.