The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor audiobook

The Daylight Marriage

By Heidi Pitlor
Read by Xe Sands

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665153645

  • ISBN: 9781665153621

  • ISBN: 9781665153638

Runtime: 5.35 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

"Hypnotically readable—I absolutely couldn't put it down. The structure is brilliant, and I turned the pages with increasing dread. This book is terrific."—Stephen King

Hannah was the kind of woman who turned heads. Tall and graceful, naturally pretty, often impulsive, always spirited, the upper class girl who picked, of all men, Lovell—the introverted climate scientist, the practical one who thought he could change the world if he could just get everyone to listen to reason. After a magical honeymoon they settled in the suburbs to raise their two children. But over the years, Lovell and Hannah's conversations have become charged with resentments and unspoken desires. She's become withdrawn and directionless. His work affords him a convenient distraction. The children can sense the tension, which they've learned to mostly ignore. Until, after one explosive argument, Hannah vanishes. And Lovell, for the first time, is forced to examine the trajectory of his marriage through the lens of memory—and the eyes of his children. As he tries to piece together what happened to his wife—and to their lives together—listeners follow Hannah through that single day when the smallest of decisions takes her to places she never intended to go.

The Lovely Bones, the balance of wit and heartbreak of The Descendants, and the emotional acuity of Anne Tyler, The Daylight Marriage is at its heart a novel about what happens when our intuitions override our logic and with a plot that doesn't reveal its secrets until the very end.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hypnotically readable—I absolutely couldn’t put it down. The structure is brilliant, and I turned the pages with increasing dread. This book is terrific.” Stephen King
“Understated and plausible…We learn the truth about what happened to Hannah in a way that’s all the more disturbing for its subtlety.” Entertainment Weekly
“Pitlor brings forth the emotions that surge beneath the surface with the precision and power of a conductor…This powerful analysis of how dreams become nightmares will make readers want to hold their loved ones close.” Booklist, (starred review)
“This spellbinding novel of suspense…is told with great sympathy, as tension builds toward an inexorable conclusion. It can also be read as a cautionary tale both about a failed marriage and about how one impulsive decision can lead to a very dark place.” Library Journal
“In The Daylight Marriage, there are two mysteries—the whereabouts of a missing woman and the vagaries of the human heart. Heidi Pitlor explores both of these enigmas with equal mastery, merging a shocking crime story with an incisive portrait of a failed marriage. The result is a novel that is fast-moving, emotionally complex, and ultimately heartbreaking.” Tom Perrotta, author of Nine Inches

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Author

Author Bio: Heidi Pitlor

Author Bio: Heidi Pitlor

Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage. She has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007 and the editorial director of Plympton, a literary studio. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Huffington Post, Ploughshares, and the anthologies It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art and Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English