The Folded Clock

A Diary
eAudio - unabridged
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Product Number: Z100101492
Released: Aug 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781633798229
Narrator/s: Tavia Gilbert
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Like many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she'd since become. Instead, 'The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor.' The entries are daily chronicles of anxieties about grades, looks, boys, and popularity. After reading the confessions of her past self, writes Julavits, 'I want to good-naturedly laugh at this person. I want to but I can't. What she wanted then is scarcely different from what I want today.' Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life as a forty-something woman, wife, mother, and writer. The dazzling result is The Folded Clock, in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self.

Author(s): Heidi Julavits
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900


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The Folded Clock
Product Number: BX00045759
Product Number:DD16503
Product Number:Z100101492

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Author(s): Heidi Julavits
Narrator(s): Tavia Gilbert
Product Number DD16503
Released: Apr 07, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781633798205
Author(s): Heidi Julavits
Product Number EB00556340
Released: Apr 07, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385538992

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"Heidi Julavits kept a diary for two years, but this memoir is not chronological, and its organization keeps the listener slightly off balance. As each day starts with "Today I . . . ," narrator Tavia Gilbert subtly matches her tone to the author's daily mood. As Julavits irreverently describes her love for "The Bachelorette" TV show, curiously explores a dumped Rolodex of photos at the airport, miserably reflects on a wet, lonely French winter as a teenager, and joyfully swims in the Atlantic in the summer, Gilbert is equally enthusiastic and rueful and sly and gossipy. Now and again, Julavits goes down a neurotic rabbit hole, stretching out the twisted logic of an absurd argument, and Gilbert matches her tone, sounding a little more crazy by the word. A.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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