Hummingbirds by Joshua Gaylord audiobook

Hummingbirds: A Novel

By Joshua Gaylord
Read by Cynthia Holloway

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200114979

  • ISBN: 9798200114962

  • ISBN: 9798200114986

Runtime: 11.14 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A wonderfully compelling novel about the intertwining—and darkly surprising—relationships between the teachers and students at an all-girl prep school, Hummingbirds marks the debut of author Joshua Gaylord, a prep school teacher himself on New York City's Upper East Side. Spanning a year at the Carmine-Casey School for Girls, this intimate private school community becomes tempestuous and dangerously incestuous as the rivalries and secrets of teachers and students interact, intersect, and eventually collide. Ultimately, Hummingbirds poses a fascinating question: who are the adults and who are the children?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Glistens with erudition and insight…Gaylord’s stunning writing elevates his subject matter with equal parts humanity and elegance.” Jonathan Tropper, New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where I Leave You
A sly, charming novel about the students at a Manhattan girls' school and the adults who sometimes remember to teach them. Brock Clarke, author of the national bestseller An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
“A very grown-up novel about adolescence and the folly of adults, by an impressive new voice in American fiction.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Gaylord’s tale of overeducated men and the teenage students who exhibit the finesse and understanding their teachers lack hits all the right notes.” Publishers Weekly
“Especially good at characterization, Gaylord has delivered a story that’s ripe with acute and wry observations on men and women, competition, sexuality, and secrets…Highly recommended.” Library Journal

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Joshua Gaylord

Author Bio: Joshua Gaylord

Joshua Gaylord is the author of two novels, Hummingbirds and When We Were Animals, as well as two horror novels under the pen name Alden Bell. He received his PhD in twentieth-century American and British literature from New York University (NYU) and has taught both at NYU and the New School.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English