Edgar and Lucy (audiobook)

A Novel

19.7 hrs • 16 CDs • Unabridged
Fiction/Literary
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 03/07/17
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Summary

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2017

Edgar and Lucy is a page-turning literary masterpiece—a stunning examination of family love and betrayal.

Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear—not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy has no choice but to confront the demons of her past.

Profound, shocking, and beautiful, Edgar and Lucy is a thrilling adventure and the unlikeliest of love stories.

Review Quotes

“Victor Lodato’s unique novel features a cast of vividly drawn characters who are dealing with love and loss. It’s utterly absorbing, with evocative, lyrical writing that is rendered beautifully in the author’s narration of his own work…Lodato’s narration evokes sympathy, drawing the listener in while maintaining the suspense that keeps the story moving forward in such an original manner. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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Engaging and humorous yet grappling with serious issues.Library Journal (starred review)Compulsively readable…Both mature adolescents and adult readers will find much to love in Lodato’s remarkable creation. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Lodato indelibly captures the fragile vulnerability and fearless bravado of adolescence through Mathilda’s impeccable voice, one that rages with alienation, frustration, and confusion as much as it aches with hope, wonder, and desire.”

Booklist (starred review)

From page one, the outrageous, pitch-perfect voice of this book grabs you up and won't let go. A bravura Performance.Mary Kaar, author of The Liars ClubVictor Lodato may be our bard of the sadness, humor, and confusion of loss. He senses the absurdities and elation of mourning and childhood with a capacious precision that brings to mind J.D. Salinger, Lorrie Moore, Karen Russell, even James Joyce. Edgar and Lucy will make you feel things you haven't felt in ages. Go read it right now.Dan Torday, author of The Last Flight of Poxl WestThis tale gradually exerts a fiendish grip on the readerHelen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last StandI tore through the luminous pages of Edgar and Lucy as if possessed. Edgar’s journey from boy to man is that rare tale that’s both epic and intimate, as joyful and startlingly original in its language as it is a pleasure to read. The tender, funny, living immediacy of its characters and what is revealed to us about human nature through their twists of fate took my breath away. What this book has to say about love and truth will stay with me for a very, very long time.Sophie McManus, author of The UnfortunatesEdgar and Lucy is a quirky coming-of-age novel that deepens into something dark and strange without losing itsheart or its sense of wonder. Victor Lodato writes with lyrical precision and unfailing compassion for his characters.Tom Perrotta, bestselling author of The Leftovers

“At once profoundly spiritual and hilariously specific…Never ceases to remind us how fragile human life is yet how unshakeable the bonds.”

Lena Dunham, bestselling author of Not That Kind of Girl

Victor Lodato’s work is complex, elegant, disturbing, beautifully written, and, above all, important. I can say without hesitation that he is a writer who gives me hope for the future of serious literature.Lynn Freed, author ofThe Servants’ Quarters

"I love this book. At once profoundly spiritual and hilariously specific, Victor Lodato's Edgar and Lucy is an unusual and intimate epic that manages to capture the wonder and terror of both child and parenthood with an uncanny clarity. The surprising prose is a pleasure, and never ceases to remind us how fragile human life is yet how unshakeable the bonds. Edgar and Lucy will have you reading til 4am, then reaching for the closest warm body.Lena Dunham, bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actress

“A quirky coming-of-age novel that deepens into something dark and strange without losing its heart or its sense of wonder.”

Tom Perrotta, bestselling author of The Leftovers

“Edgar’s journey…is that rare tale that’s both epic and intimate, as joyful and startlingly original in its language as it is a pleasure to read.”

Sophie McManus, author of The Unfortunates