Carry the One by Carol Anshaw audiobook

Carry the One: A Novel

By Carol Anshaw
Read by Renée Raudman

Tantor Audio 9781451656930

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200084432

  • ISBN: 9798200084425

  • ISBN: 9798200084449

Runtime: 9.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen's wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidently hits and kills a girl on a dark, country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, connect and disconnect and reconnect with each other and their victim. As one character says, "When you add us up, you always have to carry the one." Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest tragedies and joys of ordinary days, Carry the One shows how one life affects another and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we'd expect. Deceptively short and simple in its premise, this novel derives its power and appeal from the author's beautifully precise use of language; her sympathy for her very recognizable, flawed characters; and her persuasive belief in the transforming forces of time and love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Anshaw has a deft touch with the events of ordinary life, giving them heft and meaning without being ponderous. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Beautifully observed…A resonate Big Chill-like look at how time affects relationships.” New York Times
“Splendid…Seductive…Vivid…In sketches, landscapes, and erotic etchings, [Anshaw] carries not just one but all her characters through a quarter century of adulthood. And she makes the task look graceful.” Entertainment Weekly
“A brilliant feat of storytelling…One of the most intensely vibrant novels I’ve ever read…This book is that kind of pearl.” Boston Globe

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Author

Author Bio: Carol Anshaw

Author Bio: Carol Anshaw

Carol Anshaw is the author of Aquamarine, Seven Moves, and Lucky in the Corner. She has received the Ferro-Grumley Award, the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award for Fiction, and a National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. Carol lives in Chicago.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English