The Infernal by Mark Doten audiobook

The Infernal: A Novel

By Mark Doten
Read by Neil Shah

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200017478

  • ISBN: 9798200017461

  • ISBN: 9798200017485

Runtime: 11.88 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the early years of the Iraq War, a severely burned boy appears on a remote rock formation in the Akkad Valley. A shadowy, powerful group within the U.S. government speculates: Who is he? Where did he come from? And, crucially, what does he know? In pursuit of that information, an interrogator is summoned from his prison cell, and a hideous and forgotten apparatus of torture, which extracts "perfect confessions," is retrieved from the vaults. Over the course of four days, a cavalcade of voices rises up from the Akkad boy, each one striving to tell his or her own story. Some of these voices are familiar: Osama bin Laden, L. Paul Bremer, Condoleezza Rice, Mark Zuckerberg. Others are less so. But each one has a role in the world shaped by the war on terror. Each wants to tell us: This is the world as it exists in our innermost selves. This is what has been and what might be. This is The Infernal.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Doten's dazzling novel shows off his intellect and facility with language. Kirkus Starred Review
“In Doten’s artfully deranged debut novel, the ‘war on terror’ is revisited as a feverish science-fiction odyssey…Doten frames his post-historic ‘memory index’ in virtuosic, antic prose, but his goal is neither purely satire nor surrealism for its own sake. Rather, [The Infernal] constructs a new language to confront atrocity and becomes in the bargain a story that truly thinks outside the cage.” Publishers Weekly
The Infernal is a tremendous novel: tightly controlled, swift and intelligent, compelling and suspenseful. Mark Doten holds a mirror up to society, showing us not only what it means to live in a post 9/11 world, but what it means to be human. I loved this book.” Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans
“Serious, future-altering genius.” Denis Cooper, author of The Marbled Swarm and The Sluts

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Mark Doten

Author Bio: Mark Doten

Mark Doten’s writing has appeared in Conjunctions, Guernica, the Believer, and New York magazine. He has an MFA from Columbia University and is the recipient of fellowships from Columbia and the MacDowell Colony. Doten is currently a senior editor at Soho Press and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 11.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English