Shine Shine Shine

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Author(s): Lydia Netzer
Original Publish Date: Jul 17, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.73 hours)
Product Number: Z100125064
Released: Jun 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427221407
Narrator/s: Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

A New York Times Notable Book! "Over the moon with a metaphysical spin. Heart-tugging…it is struggling to understand the physical realities of life and the nature of what makes us human….Nicely unpredictable…Extraordinary." —Janet Maslin, The New York Times When Maxon met Sunny, he was seven years, four months, and eighteen-days old. Or, he was 2693 rotations of the earth old. Maxon was different. Sunny was different. They were different together. Now, twenty years later, they are married, and Sunny wants, more than anything, to be "normal." She's got the housewife thing down perfectly, but Maxon, a genius engineer, is on a NASA mission to the moon, programming robots for a new colony. Once they were two outcasts who found unlikely love in each other: a wondrous, strange relationship formed from urgent desire for connection. But now they're parents to an autistic son. And Sunny is pregnant again. And her mother is dying in the hospital. Their marriage is on the brink of imploding, and they're at each other's throats with blame and fear. What exactly has gone wrong? Sunny wishes Maxon would turn the rocket around and come straight-the-hell home. When an accident in space puts the mission in peril, everything Sunny and Maxon have built hangs in the balance. Dark secrets, long-forgotten murders, and a blond wig all come tumbling to the light. And nothing will ever be the same.… A debut of singular power and intelligence, Shine Shine Shine is a unique love story, an adventure between worlds, and a stunning novel of love, death, and what it means to be human. Shine Shine Shine is a New York Times Notable Book of 2012.

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Author(s): Lydia Netzer
Product Number EB00098415
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781250015075

Professional reviews

"Narrator Joshilyn Jackson provides an animated performance of this unique novel whose characters come alive with her pacing and precise articulation. She smoothly transitions from the placid tones of the protagonist, Sunny, a bald super-wife and mother extraordinaire, to the staccato, robotic voice of Sunny's autistic child. As Sunny's astronaut husband, who is floating in space, she uses a dry, analytical-sounding tone. For a tacky broadcast anchorman, she provides an exaggerated voice, and for the family's Stepford-like neighbors, she uses spaced-out tones. Jackson's dynamic character portrayals capture the freshness of Netzer's out-of-this-world story. M.F. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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