Walks with Men

CD - unabridged
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: DD103
Released: Jun 08, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609981419
Narrator/s: Ann Beattie
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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PEN/Malamud Award-winning author Ann Beattie's work has won comparisons to John Updike and J.D. Salinger. In Walks with Men, Beattie crafts a stunning tale following the ups and downs of an affair between a young writer and her decades-older lover. Already making a name for herself in the literary world, recent Harvard valedictorian Jane moves to New York, where she falls for a man 20 years her senior. Jane finds Neil's confidence and unpredictability intoxicating. But after the two begin living together in a Chelsea brownstone, Jane discovers Neil may not be the man she thought he was. "Beattie hasn't lost her touch. She skillfully lays bare the anomie and self-destructiveness-and also the vulnerability-of talented youth ."-Kirkus Reviews

Author(s): Ann Beattie

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Author(s): Ann Beattie
Narrator(s): Ann Beattie
Product Number Z100019282
Released: Jun 08, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792772682
Author(s): Ann Beattie
Product Number EB00571251
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781439168707

Professional reviews

"Beattie's uninflected voice is, strangely, just right for this novella about an early-'80s Harvard whiz kid who, after residence in Vermont with her hippie lover, is seduced to New York by a manipulative, married older man. When Jane tells of winning a prestigious award with the same lack of emotion she uses to describe watching her neighbors have sex or hearing about a shocking accident, is she simply self-centered and disaffected, or is she having a breakdown, with the listener a surrogate therapist? It's not easy to like this passive, entitled woman, but Beattie's reading is a studied depiction of modern discontent. B.V.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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