Thirty Girls

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Author(s): Susan Minot
Original Publish Date: Feb 11, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.90 hours)
Product Number: Z100067586
Released: Feb 11, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781482958522
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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Description

The long-awaited novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Evening is a literary tour de force set in war-torn Africa. Esther is a Ugandan teenager abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army and forced to witness and commit unspeakable atrocities. She is struggling to survive, to escape, and to find a way to live with what she has seen and done. Jane is an American journalist who has traveled to Africa, hoping to give a voice to children like Esther and to find her center after a series of failed relationships. In unflinching prose, Minot interweaves their stories, giving us razor-sharp portraits of two extraordinary young women confronting displacement, heartbreak, and the struggle to wrest meaning from events that test them both in unimaginable ways. With mesmerizing emotional intensity and stunning evocations of Africa's beauty and horror, Minot gives us her most brilliant and ambitious novel yet.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Susan Minot
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number DD10188
Released: Feb 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781482958577
eBook
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Author(s): Susan Minot
Product Number EB00161556
Released: Feb 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780385350525

Professional reviews

"Unerring pacing and pitch-perfect accents characterize Robin Miles's masterful presentation of this difficult, yet wonderful, story. Minot's powerful fact-based novel is the harrowing story of two young women dealing with personal struggles that play out against the backdrop of atrocities committed by an African rebel leader and his army of enslaved child warriors. Miles handles transitions flawlessly as the point of view alternates between that of American Jane and that of Ugandan Esther, and gives convincing voices to an international cast, male and female. Most impressive is the authentic cadence and lilt she uses for Esther, one of 30 girls abducted by the rebel army. Minot does not sensationalize the brutality and heartbreak the characters experience, and Miles's delivery blends understated emotion and crisp objectivity. M.O.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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