The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida audiobook

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

By Vendela Vida
Read by Xe Sands

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200637577

  • ISBN: 9798200637409

  • ISBN: 9798200637553

Runtime: 5.46 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

In Vendela Vida's taut and mesmerizing novel of ideas, a women travels to Casablanca, Morocco, on mysterious business. While checking into her hotel, the women is robbed of her wallet and passport all of her money and identification. Though the police investigate, the women senses an undercurrent of complicity between the hotel staff and the authorities she knows she'll never regain her possessions. Stripped of her identity, she feels burdened by the crime yet strangely liberated by her sudden freedom to be anyone she chooses. A chance encounter with a movie producer leads to a job posing as a stand-in for a well-known film star. The star reels her in deeper, though, and soon she's inhabiting the actress's skin off-set too going deeper into the Casablancan night and further from herself. And so continues a strange and breathtaking journey full of unexpected turns, an adventure in which the woman finds herself moving further and further away from the person she once was.

Told with vibrant, lush detail and a wicked sense of humor, The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty is part literary mystery, part psychological thriller an unforgettable novel that explores free will, power, and a woman's right to choose not her past, perhaps her present, but certainly her future. This is Vendela Vida's most assured and ambitious novel yet.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Part glamorous travelogue, part slow-burn mystery, this full-bodied tale of a runaway is at once formally inventive and heartbreakingly familiar. (It’s also insanely funny.)” Lena Dunham, New York Times bestselling author and film producer
“You will tear through Vendela Vida’s The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty, this wry, edgy, philosophical thriller, this love child of Albert Camus and Patricia Highsmith, this sly satire of Hollywood, this entertaining journey through the vast desert of identity and regret.” Jess Walter, New York Times bestselling author
“Vida gives the icy landscape and eerie, forbidding beauty and her writing has…great emotional acuity.” New Yorker
“Vida is a subtle writer whose voice is spare and authoritative…[and] she can fashion characters as unpredictable as they are endearing .” New York Times Book Review
“Seductive, reflective, unsettling. All our lives are journeys…[and] hopefully, we shed some of our ignorance along the way. Vida writes—so beautifully—about this process.” Washington Post
“Written in the second person, the novel invites the reader to experience the protagonist’s separation firsthand…The result is an emotional and formally clever exploration of identity.” Publishers Weekly
“This arresting audiobook is written in the second person, which could be wearying but is beautifully handled here…Xe Sands gives a fine, if laconic, narration of the text, as if seeking to add to ‘your’ traumatized numbness.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Vendela Vida

Author Bio: Vendela Vida

Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of six books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty. She is a founding editor of The Believer and coeditor of The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers and Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence, a collection of interviews with musicians. She was a founding board member of 826 Valencia, the San Francisco writing center for youth. 

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English