Anatomy of a Miracle

Author(s): Jonathan Miles
Original Publish Date: Mar 13, 2018
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Audio (13.92 hours)
Product Number: Z100121757
Released: Mar 13, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525496830
Narrator/s: Edoardo Ballerini
Publisher: Books on Tape
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"Funny, bighearted...Miles specializes in giving fully rounded humanity to characters who might elsewhere be treated as stock figures...pitch-perfect." — New York Times Book Review "Miles is a writer so virtuosic that readers will feel themselves becoming better, more observant people from reading him." — Los Angeles Review of Books A profound new novel about a paralyzed young man's unexplainable recovery—a stunning exploration of faith, science, mystery, and the meaning of life Rendered paraplegic after a traumatic event four years ago, Cameron Harris has been living his new existence alongside his sister, Tanya, in their battered Biloxi, Mississippi neighborhood where only half the houses made it through Katrina. One stiflingly hot August afternoon, as Cameron sits waiting for Tanya during their daily run to the Biz-E-Bee convenience store, he suddenly and inexplicably rises up and out of his wheelchair. In the aftermath of this "miracle," Cameron finds himself a celebrity at the center of a contentious debate about what's taken place. And when scientists, journalists, and a Vatican investigator start digging, Cameron's deepest secrets—the key to his injury, to his identity, and, in some eyes, to the nature of his recovery—become increasingly endangered. Was Cameron's recovery a genuine miracle, or a medical breakthrough? And, finding himself transformed into a symbol, how can he hope to retain his humanity? Brilliantly written as closely observed journalistic reportage and filtered through a wide lens that encompasses the vibrant characters affected by Cameron's story, Anatomy of a Miracle will be read, championed, and celebrated as a powerful story of our time, and the work of a true literary master.

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Author(s): Jonathan Miles
Product Number EB00692083
Released: Mar 13, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: #9780553447590

Professional reviews

"Outside a Biloxi convenience store, a paraplegic veteran stands and walks. The world marvels; headlines are made. In this fictional investigative report, Edoardo Ballerini skillfully moves between narration styles as he sifts through the layers of the story. When portraying the journalist, he is matter-of-fact, cutting deftly through a dense thicket of information in order to maintain momentum. Ballerini voices the miraculous Cameron and his sister, Tanya, with a charisma peculiar to well-drawn Southern characters, never letting the facts or their circumstances get in the way of a good tale. He has the knack of perfectly delivering the many deadpan observations generated by this larger-than-life story and embodies its wide cast of believers and skeptics with a vibrancy that pulls the listener irresistibly along. N.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"