Death With Interruptions by José Saramago audiobook
Sole Source

Death With Interruptions

By José Saramago
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa
Read by Paul Baymer

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780151012749

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978680869

  • ISBN: 9781978680869

Runtime: 7.74 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago's brilliant new novel poses the question: What happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death? On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, morticians, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration—flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home—families are left to care for the permanently dying, life-insurance policies become meaningless, and funeral parlors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, cats, hamsters, and parrots.

Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small d, became human and were to fall in love?

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: José Saramago

Author Bio: José Saramago

José Saramago is one of the most acclaimed writers in the world today. He is the author of numerous novels, including All the Names, Blindness, and The Cave. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English