Great House by Nicole Krauss audiobook

Great House

By Nicole Krauss
Read by various narrators

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780393079982

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665016940

  • ISBN: 9781665027076

Runtime: 12.58 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2010 National Book Award Finalist

Shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize

Winner of the 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize for Fiction

Winner of the 2011 Indies Choice Book Award

A 2010 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction

Selected for the October 2010 Indie Next List

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2010

From the internationally best-selling author of The History of Love comes this stunning novel. Great House follows the multiple owners of one writing desk and how the desk shapes their lives. A young novelist inherited the desk from a poet taken by Pinochet's police. Then the desk is stolen from her by the poet's supposed daughter. In its drawers, another man discovers a long-kept secret about his wife. And a Jerusalem antiques dealer uses the desk in his family's study, which was devastated by the Nazis in 1944.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Krauss is able, despite the formidable remove of the central characters and the mournfulness of their telling, to ground Great House in the shock of immediacy…It is a high-wire performance, only the wire has been replaced by an exposed nerve, and you hold your breath, and she does not fall.” New York Times Book Review
Great House is an eloquent dramatization of the need to find that missing piece that will give life its meaning.” Wall Street Journal
“Flowing, musical…Krauss’ pross brings gifts on every page…And this gifted writer understands the powerful way that certain things—a desk, a book, a red suit with black buttons—can give us comfort, and brings us home.” Seattle Times
“An ambitious, disturbing, brave, provocative work…Every page vibrates with the tension of something unsolvable insisting on being solved. The novel’s world is dense, dreamlike, with a dream’s half-seductive, half-horrifying internal logic—made sensuous and textured by paintings, music, furniture.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Powerful…Great House is a smart, serious, sharply written novel of great care and yearning.” Guardian (London)
“Stunning…The sharply etched characters seem at first arbitrarily linked across time and space, but Krauss pulls together the disparate elements, settings, characters, and fragile connective tissue to form a formidable and haunting mosaic of loss and profound sorrow.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Robert Ian McKenzie…demonstrates that he can do wonders with material he can sink his teeth into. His performance as a British professor married to a reclusive writer is a marvel, and Alma Cuervo’s evocation of a lonely author haunted by her relationship to a previous owner of the desk is affecting and nuanced. Listeners who enjoy lingering over a top-notch novel will be intellectually nourished by this audio.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)
“Beautifully read and artfully written, Krauss’ every sentence wraps itself around the heart. Prepare to be mesmerized.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Nicole Krauss

Author Bio: Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss has been hailed by the New York Times as “one of America’s most important novelists.” She is the author of the international bestseller Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award, The History of Love, and Man Walks into a Room, among others.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 12.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English