Some Trick by Helen DeWitt audiobook

Some Trick: Thirteen Stories

By Helen DeWitt
Read by Tim Campbell , Emily Sutton-Smith , James Langton , and Karen Cass

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978616233

  • ISBN: 9781978616233

Runtime: 6.18 Hours
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

At last a new book: a baker’s dozen of stories all with Helen DeWitt’s razor-sharp genius

For sheer unpredictable brilliance, Gogol may come to mind, but no author alive today takes a reader as far as Helen DeWitt into the funniest, most yonder dimensions of possibility. Her jumping-off points might be statistics, romance, the art world’s piranha tank, games of chance and games of skill, the travails of publishing, or success. “Look,” a character begins to explain, laying out some gambit reasonably enough, even if facing a world of boomeranging counterfactuals, situations spinning out to their utmost logical extremes, and Rube Goldberg-like moving parts, where things prove “more complicated than they had first appeared” and “at 3 a.m. the circumstances seem to attenuate.” In various ways, each tale carries DeWitt’s signature poker-face lament regarding the near-impossibility of the life of the mind when one is made to pay to have the time for it, in a world so sadly “taken up with all sorts of paraphernalia superfluous, not to say impedimental, to ratiocination.”

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Author

Author Bio: Helen DeWitt

Author Bio: Helen DeWitt

Helen DeWitt is a novelist. She is the author of the highly praised novels, The Last Samurai, Your Name Here, and Lightning Rods. She lives in Berlin.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 6.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English