Other People's Love Affairs by D. Wystan Owen audiobook

Other People's Love Affairs: Stories

By D. Wystan Owen
Read by Antony Ferguson

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665131865

  • ISBN: 9781665131841

  • ISBN: 9781665131858

Runtime: 6.40 Hours
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the classic tradition of fiction by James Joyce, William Trevor, and Elizabeth Strout, these interconnected stories will strike a deep and resounding emotional chord.

In the ten luminous stories of D. Wystan Owen's Other People's Love Affairs, the people of Glass, a picturesque village on the rugged English coast, are haunted by longings and deeply held secrets, captive to pasts that remain as alive as the present. Each story takes us into the lives of characters reaching earnestly and often courageously for connection to the people they have loved. Owen observes their heartbreaks, their small triumphs, and their generous capacity for grace.

A young nurse, reeling from the disappearance of her mother, forges an unlikely friendship with a local vagrant who might know why her mother vanished. A young boy is by turns dazzled and disillusioned by a trip to the circus with a family friend. A widower revisits the cinema where, as a teenager, he and an older woman had secret trysts that both thrilled and baffled him. A woman is offered fragile, uneasy forgiveness for a cruel act from years ago. And in the title story, a shopkeeper's vision of the woman she loved is upended by the startling revelation of a secret life. Surprising and powerful, these stories mark the debut of a remarkable new talent.

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Author Bio: D. Wystan Owen

Author Bio: D. Wystan Owen

D. Wystan Owen holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His fiction and essays have appeared in A Public Space, the American Scholar, Literary Hub, and the Threepenny Review, where he is deputy editor. A citizen dually of the United States and the United Kingdom, he now lives in Northern California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 6.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English