Edinburgh by Alexander  Chee audiobook

Edinburgh

By Alexander Chee
Read by Daniel K. Isaac  and Josh Hurley

Blackstone Publishing 9780544916128

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982597108

  • ISBN: 9781982597092

  • ISBN: 9781982597115

  • ISBN: 9781982620981

Runtime: 8.19 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Winner of a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship

Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys’ choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of the abuse, not even when Peter, his best friend, is in line to be next. When the director is arrested, Fee tries to forgive himself for his silence. But when Peter takes his own life, Fee blames only himself. In the years that follow he slowly builds a new life, teaching near his hometown. There he meets a young student who is the picture of Peter and is forced to confront the past he believed was gone.

Told with “the force of a dream and the heft of a life,” Edinburgh marked Chee “as a major talent whose career will bear watching” (Publishers Weekly).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Chee] says volumes with just a few incendiary words.” New York Times
“The best new novelist I’ve read in some time. Edinburgh is moody, dramatic—and pure.” Edmund White, author of The White Road
“Haunting…complex…sophisticated. [Chee] says volumes with just a few incendiary words.” New York Times Book Review
“A coming-of-age tale in the grand Romantic tradition, where passions run high, Cupid stalks Psyche, and love shares the dance floor with death…A lovely, nuanced, never predictable portrait of a creative soul in the throes of becoming.” Washington Post
“Arresting…profound and poetic…Chee’s voice is worth listening to.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Few coming-of-age novels truly stir one’s emotions or lead readers to consider the trauma of their own lives. Edinburgh does both.” Newsday

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Alexander Chee

Author Bio: Alexander  Chee

Alexander Chee is the author of the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh and the acclaimed essay collection How to Write An Autobiographical Novel. He is a contributing editor at the New Republic, an editor-at-large at Virginia Quarterly Review, and a critic-at-large at the Los Angeles Times. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays 2016, the New York Times Magazine, Slate, Guernica, and Tin House, among others. He is an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English