Transcription (audiobook)

A Novel

15.0 hrs • 13 CDs • Unabridged
Fiction/Historical
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 09/25/18
This title will be available on September 25, 2018
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- 09/25/18 9781549145483
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Summary

A LibraryReads Pick for September

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A Kirkus Reviews Pick for Fall

A thrilling new novel from the bestselling author of Life after Life

In 1940, eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever.

Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit, and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.

Review Quotes

“A wonderful novel about making choices, failing to make them, and living, with some degree of grace, the lives our choices determine for us.”

Booklist (starred review)

“With a fascinating cast of characters, careful plotting, and lyrical language in turns comical and tragic, Atkinson’s complex story carefully unveils the outer demands and inner conflicts that war inflicts on people.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“Atkinson is sharp, precise, and funny…Another beautifully crafted book from an author of great intelligence and empathy.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Atkinson’s suspenseful novel is enlivened by its heroine’s witty, sardonic voice as she is transformed from an innocent, unsophisticated young woman into a spy…[A] transportive, wholly realized historical novel.”

Publishers Weekly