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A Possible Life

A Possible Life

A Novel in Five Parts

Audio Library Digital

12/11/2012

608 minutes

9781624061677

Audio Retail Digital

12/11/2012

608 minutes

9781624061684

Audio CD

12/11/2012

10 Audio CD

608 minutes

9781624061653

Audio MP3 CD

12/11/2012

1 Audio MP3 CD

608 minutes

9781624061691

Playaway

12/11/2012

608 minutes

9781624061707

Description:

In Second World War Poland, a prisoner closes his eyes and pictures a sunlit cricket ground. Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading. In the Catskills, 1971, a girl steps out of a Chevy with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls. A few years from now, in Italy, a scientist discovers links between time and the human brain, and her lover's novel and his life. Throughout five masterpieces of fiction, exquisitely drawn and unforgettable characters risk their bodies, hearts and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection.

Quotes:

A tightly written, moving and exciting work of fiction that should thrill established readers as well as win new fans. If you think you know Faulks - or even (and especially) if you haven't enjoyed his previous novels - it's time to look again., The Telegraph (UK)

Each world feels complete, vivid and convincing... In the end it does what any good novel should - it unsettles, it moves, and it forces us to question who we are., The Sunday Times (UK)

So there's quite a thesis here, quite a mystical proposition... [These stories] are united by all asking 'whether individuals are ever really satisfactorily distinguished from one another or whether in fact we are all taking part in the same cosmic story, the same joined-up life.' ...[They are] delicate, persuasive expressions., The London Evening Standard(UK)

Bravura prose... Critics often underestimate Faulks's versatility: his protean restlessness, half-disguised by mainstream bestsellerdom., The Independent (UK)

This magnificent, complex, fine-grained book of stories is about love and loss in all its colors, in all its eras. I am best qualified to judge the final story Anya, which is one of the most authentic portrayals of a time and place - the early '70s in the folk-rock milieu, from a rural upstate New York, to Greenwich Village, to L.A. - I have ever read. We all have magical people in our pasts - glittery, fleeting, transformative: embarrassed secrets because our thrall to them was never quite reciprocated. This book liberates us from that embarrassment and reminds us that unrequited large-R-romance is a lot of what makes life worth living, and that such elegiac, flickering interludes can often be as emotionally permanent as those with the more steadfast people in our lives., Sheila Weller, , Author of New York Times bestseller Girls Like Us

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