The Last Laugh by Lynn Freed audiobook

The Last Laugh: A Novel

By Lynn Freed
Read by Jennifer M. Dixon

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665245647

  • ISBN: 9781665245630

  • ISBN: 9781665245654

Runtime: 6.31 Hours
Category: Fiction/Women
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

To escape their griping grown children, husbands and lovers, and an abundance of grandchildren underfoot, three self-proclaimed "old bags," Dania, Ruth, and Bess, head for a quiet island on the Aegean Sea. They'll spend a year by the water—watching the sunset, eating grilled fish and fresh olives, sipping ouzo. They deserve it, they say. After all those years, the three women will finally have some peace.

Except that they can't. For one, Bess, a pampered, once-beautiful inheritress, falls swiftly into an affair with a poetry-writing taxi driver—who has, of course, a territorial wife. And Dania, a therapist, begins to receive an increasing number of cryptically menacing phone calls from a psychotic patient. An ex-lover of Ruth's shows up unexpectedly, right before one of Bess's does?and then the women's children arrive, with their own demanding children in tow. As the island quickly becomes crowded, the women's serene year in Greece devolves perilously, and uproariously, into something much more complicated.

With the wit of Maria Semple's Today Will Be Different and all the adventure of Deborah Moggach's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Lynn Freed's The Last Laugh is at once wildly funny and deeply perceptive, an exuberant story of friendship and pleasure, family and love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Jennifer Dixon . . . does every individual dialect with complete verve, exaggerated accent and mixed up syntax. Sound Commentary Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Lynn Freed

Author Bio: Lynn Freed Lynn Freed is the author of seven novels, a collection of short stories, and two collections of essays. Her honors include the inaugural Katherine Anne Porter Award for fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two PEN/O. Henry awards, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. Born in South Africa, she now lives in Northern California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 6.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English