Afterlife by Julia Alvarez audiobook

Afterlife

By Julia Alvarez
Read by Alma Cuervo

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9781643750255

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664489318

  • ISBN: 9781664597143

  • ISBN: 9781664761209

Runtime: 6.44 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2020 New England Book Award for Fiction

An Audiofile Magazine “Best of the Year”

A Washington Independent Review of Books Best of the Year Pick

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Pick

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year

A BookPage Top Pick of the Year

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves—lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack—but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words.

Afterlife is a compact, nimble, and sharply droll novel. Set in this political moment of tribalism and distrust, it asks: What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including—maybe especially—members of our human family? How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Dominican-American author turns her focus toward privilege and the disorienting transition into old age.” New York Times Book Review

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Julia Alvarez

Author Bio: Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez grew up in the Dominican Republic before immigrating to the United States at the age of ten. She now lives in Vermont, where she is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College, Vermont.

Julia Álvarez vivió su infancia en República Dominicana hasta 1960, cuando emigró a los Estados Unidos. Luego de obtener sus títulos de pregrado y postgrado en literatura y creación literaria, enseñó poesía durante muchos años y publicó su primer libro de poemas, Homecoming, en 1984. Ha recibido becas del Fondo Nacional para las Artes y de la Fundación Ingram Merrill. De cómo las muchachas García perdieron el acento recibió el premio PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles en 1991, que se entrega a obras que presentan un punto de vista multicultural. En la actualidad, enseña literatura inglesa en Middlebury College.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English