A Place I've Never Been by David Leavitt audiobook
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A Place I've Never Been: Stories

By David Leavitt
Read by Victor Bevine

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Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798400117657

  • ISBN: 9798400117657

Runtime: 6.68 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

David Leavitt's second collection of stories further confirms a talent deep and wonderfully creative in its empathy. A Place I've Never Been explores family relationships, friendships, and romantic relationships, among characters whose sexuality is fluid or uncertain—a barrier or under threat. A real estate agent happily married to a woman finds himself in love with another man in "Houses". A man entering a bold new world of gay hookups feels sheltered from the most intimidating attentions by his more attractive, charismatic friend. And Leavitt moves from the familiar American suburbs to Italy, where he's also spent time, to create a contrast with European concepts of loyalty and fidelity that transcends the usual stereotypes. A Place I've Never Been is clever and pleasurable, but also revelatory and wise.

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Author Bio: David Leavitt

Author Bio: David Leavitt

David Leavitt’s many books include the story collection Family Dancing, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the novels The Lost Language of Cranes, While England Sleeps, The Body of Jonah Boyd, and The Indian Clerk, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and short-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Leavitt is also the author of the nonfiction works The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer and Florence, A Delicate Case. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, theNew York Times, theWashington Post, Harper’s,Vogue, and the Paris Review. He lives in Gainesville, Florida, where he is professor of English at the University of Florida and edits the literary magazine Subtropics.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English