All That Is Left Is All That Matters by Mark Slouka audiobook

All That Is Left Is All That Matters: Stories

By Mark Slouka
Read by James Anderson Foster  and Cris Dukehart

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665137447

  • ISBN: 9781665137423

  • ISBN: 9781665137430

Runtime: 4.77 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In eleven beautifully wrought stories—ranging from occupied Czechoslovakia to California's Central Valley to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest—Mark Slouka explores moments in life when our backs are to the wall. Whether battling the end of desire, the fact of injustice, or death itself, the men and women in these stories are willing to use whatever comes to hand—luck, accident, desperate gesture—to emerge victorious.

In "Crossing," a father hoping to compensate for his failures finds himself facing his past while fording a river with his young son on his back; in "Conception," a young couple frozen by the possible end of their marriage is offered an unexpected way back; in "Half- Life," a proud, aging shut-in finds her resolve tested by an extraordinary visitor determined to shatter her solitude. Alternately harrowing and redemptive, these are stories of ordinary men and women, doing everything possible to tighten their grip on life.

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Slouka

Author Bio: Mark Slouka

Mark Slouka is the internationally recognized author of six books. Both his fiction and nonfiction have been translated into sixteen languages. His stories have twice been selected for inclusion in Best American Short Stories, and his essays have appeared three times for Best American Essays.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 4.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English