Greetings from Asbury Park by Daniel Turtel audiobook

Greetings from Asbury Park

By Daniel Turtel

Blackstone Publishing 9781799956761

Unabridged

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  • Available on 07/05/2022

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Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the Faulkner Society Award for Best Novel

In a small, seaside city on the Jersey Shore, three half-siblings confront the death of a distant and bullying patriarch. They now have the chance to imagine new relationships and new futures, ones that would have been near-unthinkable while their father was alive.

At the heart of the novel are Casey and Gabrielle who are pushed toward a brief but torrential affair composed of equal parts love for one another and resentment for their father. Caught in their crossfire are the conservative religious communities that border Asbury Park, the longtime locals who have been pushed to the fringe by the shore’s revitalization, and the legendary town upon which the whole world seems to converge. Slowly, however, they come to understand that everything depends—their future, their happiness—on whether they can face themselves.

Wise, perceptive, and provocative, Greetings from Asbury Park is a remarkable literary debut in the tradition of great American novels such as Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio. It is a deep interrogation of place that depicts flawed characters as they breakthrough to adulthood, truth, and to a moral relationship with the world.

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Author Bio: Daniel Turtel

Author Bio: Daniel Turtel

Daniel Turtel grew up in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He graduated from Duke University and is currently pursuing an MFA at the New School where he is studying on a Provost Scholarship. His writing has appeared in the Baltimore Review and has won numerous awards. He now lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Hardcover
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English