Infinite Home

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.88 hours)
Product Number: Z100100644
Released: Aug 04, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504638906
Narrator/s: Christa Lewis
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A beautifully wrought story of an ad hoc family and the crisis they must overcome togetherEdith 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.

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

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Author(s): Kathleen Alcott
Product Number EB00593815
Released: Aug 04, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9780698184190

Professional reviews

"The challenge presented by this novel for narrator Christa Lewis is portraying a small cast of highly diverse characters. Listeners will be enthralled by her consistent portrayals of these individuals, who seem to have little in common beyond living in the same Brooklyn brownstone. Each tenant is coping with a life-altering crisis just as the son of the elderly landlady threatens them with eviction. Lewis's skills shine in her portrayals, including those of an agoraphobic woman, a mentally challenged young man and his caring sister, and a has-been comedian. The tenants' bonds strengthen as they absorb the ramifications of moving, each longing for a safe haven. Lewis's sensitive performance keeps listeners fully invested in this character-driven audiobook. C.B.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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