Come with Me

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD40251
Released: Nov 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982551766
Narrator/s: Sarah Naughton
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Description

From Helen Schulman, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller This Beautiful Life, comes another "gripping, potent, and blisteringly well-written story of family, dilemma, and consequence" (Elizabeth Gilbert)A??a mind-bending novel set in Silicon Valley that challenges our modern constructs of attachment and love, purpose and fate. One of VogueA??s Books You WonA??t Want to Miss This Fall 2018 "What do you want to know?" Amy Reed works part-time as a PR person for a tech start-up, run by her college roommateA??s nineteen-year-old son, in Palo Alto, California. Donny is a baby genius, a junior at Stanford in his spare time. His play for fortune is an algorithm that may allow people access to their "multiverses"A??all the planes on which their alternative life choices can be played out simultaneouslyA??to see how the decisions theyA??ve made have shaped their lives. Donny wants Amy to be his guinea pig. And even as she questions DonnyA??s theories and motives, Amy finds herself unable to resist the lure of the road(s) not taken. Who would she be if she had made different choices, loved different people? Where would she be now? AmyA??s husband, DanA??an unemployed, perhaps unemployable, print journalistA??accepts a dare of his own, accompanying a seductive, award-winning photographer named Maryam on a trip to Fukushima, the Japanese city devastated by tsunami and meltdown. Collaborating with Maryam, Dan feels a renewed sense of excitement and possibility he hasnA??t felt with his wife in a long time. But when crisis hits at home, the extent of DanA??s betrayal is exposed and, as Amy contemplates alternative lives, the couple must confront whether the distances between them in the here and now are irreconcilable. Taking place over three non-consecutive but vitally important days for Amy, Dan, and their three sons, Come with Me is searing, entertaining, and unexpectedA??a dark comedy that is ultimately both a deeply romantic love story and a vivid tapestry of modern life.

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Author(s): Helen Schulman
Narrator(s): Sarah Naughton
Product Number Z100137759
Released: Nov 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062866837
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Author(s): Helen Schulman
Product Number EB00720557
Released: Nov 27, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062459152

Professional reviews

"Narrator Sarah Naughton pulls the disparate viewpoints of this audiobook together. Told mostly from the perspective of Amy and Dan, adrift parents of three boys in Palo Alto, the novel looks at the ways technology connects and disrupts us. Naughton uses slight changes in tone to give us tense, underappreciated Amy; arrogant, unemployed Dan, and even heartbreaking flat-voiced youth in the few chapters told from the perspectives of their elementary-aged and high school-aged kids. Amy's examination of her life is helped along by the cutting-edge virtual-reality technology that her 19-year-old boss wants to make the next hot commodity: It lets people see alternate lives. Dan finds himself enchanted by a Web news photographer named Maryam, who is audibly stunning in a bright British accent. All the characters in this novel hunger for lives better than their own. S.T.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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