The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels audiobook

The Winter Vault

By Anne Michaels
Read by Karen White

Tantor Audio 9780307270825

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200120468

  • ISBN: 9798200120451

  • ISBN: 9798200120475

Runtime: 10.39 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settle into a houseboat on the Nile just below Abu Simbel. Avery is one of the engineers responsible for the dismantling and reconstruction of the temple, a "machine-worshipper" who is nonetheless sensitive to their destructive power. Jean is a botanist by vocation, passionately interested in everything that grows. They met on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, witnessing the construction of the Seaway as it swallowed towns, homes, and lives. Now, at the edge of another world about to be inundated, they create their own world, exchanging "the innocent memories we don't know we hold until given the gift of the eagerness of another." But when tragedy strikes, they return to separate lives in Toronto: Avery to school to study architecture; and Jean into the orbit of Lucjan, a Polish émigré artist whose haunting tales of occupied Warsaw pull her further from Avery but offer her the chance to assume her most essential life. Stunning in its explorations of both the physical and emotional worlds of its characters, intensely moving and lyrical, The Winter Vault is a radiant work of fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Exquisite.... A tender love story set against an intriguing bit of history is handled with uncommon skill. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Profound loss, desolation and rebuilding are the literal and metaphoric themes of Michaels’s exquisite second novel…A tender love story set against an intriguing bit of history is handled with uncommon skill.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Anne Michaels

Author Bio: Anne Michaels

Anne Michaels’ first novel, Fugitive Pieces, was an international bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and the winner of several awards, including the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Guardian Fiction Award, the Trillium Book Award, the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and others. The novel is also the basis for an award-winning major motion picture of the same name. Michaels is also the author of several highly acclaimed poetry collections. She lives in Toronto.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English