Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle audiobook

Hieroglyphics

By Jill McCorkle
Read by Xe Sands

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781616209728

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664492561

  • ISBN: 9781664764453

Runtime: 9.56 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times Pick of the Week

A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020

A mesmerizing novel about the burden of secrets carried across generations.

Lil and Frank married young, launched into courtship when they bonded over how they both—suddenly, tragically— lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they’d lost prematurely.

Now, after many years in Boston, they’ve retired to North Carolina. There, Lil, determined to leave a history for their children, sifts through letters and notes and diary entries—perhaps revealing more secrets than Frank wants their children to know. Meanwhile, Frank has become obsessed with what might have been left behind at the house he lived in as a boy on the outskirts of town, where a young single mother, Shelley, is just trying to raise her son with some sense of normalcy. Frank’s repeated visits to Shelley’s house begin to trigger memories of her own family, memories that she’d hoped to keep buried. Because, after all, not all parents are ones you wish to remember.

Hieroglyphics reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions and dreams and secrets of the people who raised you. In her deeply layered and masterful novel, Jill McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and what it means to be a child piecing together the world around us, a child learning to make sense of the hieroglyphics of history and memory.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“McCorkle testifies to the ageless nobility of human beings who want the next generation to do better. A deeply moving and insightful triumph.” Booklist (starred review)
“McCorkle finds an elegant mix of wistfulness and appreciation for life . . . Throughout, McCorkle weaves a powerful narrative web, with empathy for her characters and keen insight on their motivations. This is a gem.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Ingenious…Gathers layers like a snowball racing downhill before striking us in the heart with blunt, icy force.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Jill McCorkle

Author Bio: Jill McCorkle

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English