The Soul Thief

CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: C4276
Released: Feb 07, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428178007
Narrator/s: Jefferson Mays
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As a graduate student in upstate New York, Nathaniel Mason is drawn into a tangle of relationships with people who seem to hover just beyond his grasp. There's Theresa, alluring but elusive, and Jamie, who is fickle if not wholly unavailable. But Jerome Coolberg is the most mysterious and compelling. Not only cryptic about himself, he seems also to have appropriated parts of Nathaniel's past that Nathaniel cannot remember having told him about. In this extraordinary novel of mischief and menace, we see a young man's very self vanishing before his eyes.

Author(s): Charles Baxter

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Author(s): Charles Baxter
Narrator(s): Jefferson Mays
Product Number Z2407
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456103644
Author(s): Charles Baxter
Product Number EB00169899
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307377098

Professional reviews

"Jefferson Mays brings a sly hyperawareness to this novel, which is interested in the elusive matter of identity. Though his delivery is carefully modulated, Mays is alive to both the comic and sinister elements that run parallel through Baxter's entire work. The protagonist, a graduate student in Buffalo, possibly named Nathanial Mason, falls into several odd relationships that push him to the edge of sanity. As Baxter intends, listeners are never sure where they, or Mason, stand in terms of reality. Mays's ironic detachment keeps listeners riveted to the story, if increasingly uncomfortable as well, right up to the final, lacerating revelation. M.O. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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