Infinite Home

Product Number: EB00593815
Released: Aug 04, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698184190
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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"[E]xpect to find insights that make you stop, go back and read again...?ake it from us: You don't know what's coming in the last third of this book, and you will be astounded." -O, the Oprah Magazine A beautifully wrought story of an ad hoc family and the crisis they must overcome together. Edith is a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways-in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart-the renters struggle to navigate daily existence, and soon come to realize that Edith's deteriorating mind, and the menacing presence of her estranged, unscrupulous son, Owen, is the greatest challenge they must confront together. Faced with eviction by Owen and his designs on the building, the tenants-Paulie, an unusually disabled man and his burdened sister, Claudia; Edward, a misanthropic stand-up comic; Adeleine, a beautiful agoraphobe; Thomas, a young artist recovering from a stroke-must find in one another what the world has not yet offered or has taken from them: family, respite, security, worth, love. The threat to their home scatters them far from where they've begun, to an ascetic commune in Northern California, the motel rooms of depressed middle America, and a stunning natural phenomenon in Tennessee, endangering their lives and their visions of themselves along the way. With humanity, humor, grace, and striking prose, Kathleen Alcott portrays these unforgettable characters in their search for connection, for a life worth living, for home. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author(s): Kathleen Alcott
Original Publish Date: Aug 04, 2015

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Author(s): Kathleen Alcott
Narrator(s): Christa Lewis
Product Number Z100100644
Released: Aug 04, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504638906

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