This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire by Nick Flynn audiobook

This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire: A Memoir

By Nick Flynn
Read by Charles Constant

Highbridge Audio 9781324005544

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781696600347

  • ISBN: 9781696600347

Runtime: 5.44 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

When Nick Flynn was seven years old, his mother set fire to their house. The event loomed large in his imagination for years, but it's only after having a child of his own that he understands why. He returns with his young daughter to the landscape of his youth, reflecting on how his feral childhood has him still in its reins, and forms his memories into lyrical bedtime stories populated by the both sinister and wounded Mister Mann.

With the spare lyricism and dark irony of his classic, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Flynn excavates the terrain of his traumatic upbringing and his mother's suicide. This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire unravels the story of the fire that Flynn had to escape, and the ways in which, as an adult, he has carried that fire with him until it threatens to burn down his own house. Here Nick confronts his failings with fierce candor, even as they threaten to tear his family apart. His marriage in crisis, Flynn seeks answers from his therapist, who tells him he has "the ethics of a drowning man."

This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire takes us on the journey of a man struggling to hold himself together in prose that is raw and moving, sharp-edged and wry. Alternating literary analysis and philosophy with intimate memoir, Flynn probes his deepest ethical dilemmas.

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Author Bio: Nick Flynn

Author Bio: Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn is an award-winning poet and New York Times bestselling author. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, was shortlisted for France’s Prix Femina, and has been translated into thirteen languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English