The Nobodies Album

Author(s): Carolyn Parkhurst
Original Publish Date: Jun 15, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.35 hours)
Product Number: Z100010606
Released: Jun 15, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307714749
Narrator/s: Kimberly Farr
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From the bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel comes a dazzling literary mystery about the lengths to which some people will go to rewrite their past. Bestselling novelist Octavia Frost has just completed her latest book—a revolutionary novel in which she has rewritten the last chapters of all her previous books, removing clues about her personal life concealed within, especially a horrific tragedy that befell her family years ago. On her way to deliver the manuscript to her editor, Octavia reads a news crawl in Times Square and learns that her rock-star son, Milo, has been arrested for murder. Though she and Milo haven't spoken in years—an estrangement stemming from that tragic day—she drops everything to go to him. The "last chapters" of Octavia's novel are layered throughout The Nobodies Album—the scattered puzzle pieces to her and Milo's dark and troubled past. Did she drive her son to murder? Did Milo murder anyone at all? And what exactly happened all those years ago? As the novel builds to a stunning reveal, Octavia must consider how this story will come to a close. Universally praised for her candid explorations of the human psyche, Parkhurst delivers an emotionally gripping and resonant mystery about a mother and her son, and about the possibility that one can never truly know another person.

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Author(s): Carolyn Parkhurst
Product Number EB00149014
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385533218

Professional reviews

"Fictional bestselling author Octavia Frost says, "There are some stories no one wants to hear. Some stories, once told, won't let you go so easily." For her new novel, Octavia has rewritten the final chapters of all her published stories, changing painful details as she attempts to rewrite her past. Kimberly Farr gives form and substance to Octavia's first-person narrative and novel excerpts. When Octavia's estranged son, Milo, a rock star, is accused of murdering his starlet sweetie, Farr's voice is coolly objective, seemingly unemotional, yet boiling beneath the surface. Farr is attuned to every subtlety and self-recrimination as Octavia looks into the murder and reflects upon writers, writing, and relationships. Beautifully performed by Farr, Carolyn Parkhurst's compelling narrative is a story that "won't let you go so easily." S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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