The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier audiobook

The Illumination

By Kevin Brockmeier
Read by Graham Rowat

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664402355

  • ISBN: 9781664510180

  • ISBN: 9781664657151

Runtime: 9.18 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2011 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book

An 2011 NPR Best Book

A 2011 Seattle Times Best Book

Selected for the February 2011 Indie Next List

Author Kevin Brockmeier counts the O. Henry Prize among the many accolades his speculative fiction has earned. In The Illumination he offers "an inspiring take on suffering and the often fleeting nature of connection" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). When physical pain suddenly manifests itself as shining light, the wounded nature of humanity is revealed. "This is a radiant, bewitching, and profoundly inquisitive novel of sorrow, perseverance, and wonderment."-Booklist, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brockmeier’s consistently arresting observations have the throb of lived—rather than merely imagined—experience…In The Illumination it isn’t our agonies and discomforts that define us, but the selves we build in response to them.” Salon
“Show[s] us the astonishment of life as it is really being lived.” Boston Globe
“Lush…At once dark and profound…[The Illumination] never fails to be deeply felt and precisely observed.” New York Times Book Review
“A beautiful novel…Brockmeier is a dazzling stylist.” Washington Post Book World
“This is a radiant, bewitching, and profoundly inquisitive novel of sorrow, perseverance, and wonderment.” Booklist (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kevin Brockmeier

Author Bio: Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier is the author of The Truth about Celia, Things That Fall from the Sky, and multiple children’s novels. His stories have appeared in many publications, including the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Georgia Review, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and multiple editions of the O. Henry Prize Stories anthology. He is the recipient of the Nelson Algren Award, Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award, James Michener–Paul Engle Fellowship, three O. Henry Awards, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English