Cross Channel by Julian Barnes audiobook

Cross Channel

By Julian Barnes
Read by Polly Lee  and Simon Vance

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780679446910

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781980082620

  • ISBN: 9798200813896

Runtime: 6.21 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In his first collection of short stories, Barnes explores the narrow body of water containing the vast sea of prejudice and misapprehension which lies between England and France with acuity, humor, and compassion. For whether Barnes’s English characters come to France as conquerors or hostages, laborers, athletes, or aesthetes, what they discover, alongside rich food and barbarous sexual and religious practices, is their own ineradicable Englishness. The ten stories that make up Cross Channel introduce us to a plethora of intriguing, original, and sometimes ill-fated characters. Elegantly conceived and seductively written, Cross Channel is further evidence of Barnes’s wizardry.

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Author Bio: Julian Barnes

Author Bio: Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is the author of numerous novels, as well as several books of short stories and collections of journalism. In addition to the Man Booker Prize, his other honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in France, the Prix Médicis and the Prix Femina; and in Austria, the State Prize for European Literature. In 2004 he was named Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. His work has been translated into more than forty languages.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English