Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner audiobook

Telex from Cuba: A Novel

By Rachel Kushner
Read by Lloyd James

Simon & Schuster Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508294382

  • ISBN: 9781508294375

Runtime: 12.93 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

The debut novel by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Kushner, called “shimmering” (The New Yorker), “multilayered and absorbing” (The New York Times Book Review), and “gorgeously written” (Kirkus Reviews).

Young Everly Lederer and K.C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend their own fiefdom—three hundred thousand acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane that surround their gated enclave. If the rural tropics are a child's dreamworld, Everly and K.C. nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of the grown-ups around them—the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the race hierarchies and violence.

In Havana, a thousand kilometers and a world away from the American colony, a cabaret dancer meets a French agitator named Christian de La Mazière, whose seductive demeanor can't mask his shameful past. Together they become enmeshed in the brewing political underground. When Fidel and Raúl Castro lead a revolt from the mountains above the cane plantation, torching the sugar and kidnapping a boat full of "yanqui" revelers, K.C. and Everly begin to discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming. Though their parents remain blissfully untouched by the forces of history, the children hear the whispers of what is to come.

Kushner's first novel is a tour de force, haunting and compelling, with the urgency of a telex from a forgotten time and place.

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Author

Author Bio: Rachel Kushner

Author Bio: Rachel Kushner

Rachel Kushner is the New York Times bestselling author of The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2013. Telex from Cuba, won the California Book Award and a New York Times Best Book of the Year and was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Believer, Artforum, Bookforum, Fence, the Paris Review, and Grand Street.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English