Legends of the North Cascades by Jonathan Evison audiobook

Legends of the North Cascades

By Jonathan Evison
Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Algonquin Books 9781643750101
9.21 Hours 1
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“A beautifully rendered and cinematic portrait of a place and its evolution through time . . . A story of survival and the love and devotion between parent and child.” —Jill McCorkleauthor of Hieroglyphics  Dave Cartwright used to be good at a lot of things: good with his hands, good at solving problems, good at staying calm in a crisis. But on the heels of his third tour in Iraq, the fabric of Dave’s life has begun to unravel. Gripped by PTSD, he finds himself losing his home, his wife, his direction. Most days, his love for his seven-year-old daughter, Bella, is the only thing keeping him going. When tragedy strikes, Dave makes a dramatic decision: the two of them will flee their damaged lives, heading off the grid to live in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.   As they carve out a home in a cave in that harsh, breathtaking landscape, echoes of its past begin to reach them. Bella retreats into herself, absorbed by visions of a mother and son who lived in the cave thousands of years earlier, at the end of the last ice age. Back in town, Dave and Bella themselves are rapidly becoming the stuff of legend—to all but those who would force them to return home.   As winter sweeps toward the North Cascades, past and present intertwine into a timeless odyssey. Poignant and profound, Legends of the North Cascades brings Jonathan Evison’s trademark vibrant, honest voice to bear on an expansive story that is at once a meditation on the perils of isolation and an exploration of the ways that connection can save us.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

An Indie Next List Pick of the Month

“A beautifully rendered and cinematic portrait of a place and its evolution through time . . . A story of survival and the love and devotion between parent and child.”
—Jill McCorkle
author of Hieroglyphics 

Dave Cartwright used to be good at a lot of things: good with his hands, good at solving problems, good at staying calm in a crisis. But on the heels of his third tour in Iraq, the fabric of Dave’s life has begun to unravel. Gripped by PTSD, he finds himself losing his home, his wife, his direction. Most days, his love for his seven-year-old daughter, Bella, is the only thing keeping him going. When tragedy strikes, Dave makes a dramatic decision: the two of them will flee their damaged lives, heading off the grid to live in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.
 
As they carve out a home in a cave in that harsh, breathtaking landscape, echoes of its past begin to reach them. Bella retreats into herself, absorbed by visions of a mother and son who lived in the cave thousands of years earlier, at the end of the last ice age. Back in town, Dave and Bella themselves are rapidly becoming the stuff of legend—to all but those who would force them to return home.
 
As winter sweeps toward the North Cascades, past and present intertwine into a timeless odyssey. Poignant and profound, Legends of the North Cascades brings Jonathan Evison’s trademark vibrant, honest voice to bear on an expansive story that is at once a meditation on the perils of isolation and an exploration of the ways that connection can save us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Only a writer of Evison’s talent could so brilliantly weave the struggles of a PTSD-stricken veteran and the ghosts of an ancient family into such a powerful social commentary.” Willy Vlautin, author of Don’t Skip Out on Me
“Narrator Edoardo Ballerini’s clear and evocative delivery of Evison’s novel works splendidly…Ballerini’s performance is masterful. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“An intimate…story of grief and parenthood.” Publishers Weekly
“This modern back-to-the-land story feels like John Krakauer’s Into the Wild meets Jean M. Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear, a combination that makes for a compelling read.” Library Journal
“[A] reminder of how human decency can prevail in the darkest of situations.” Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author
“A subtle yet pointed commentary on how society marginalizes veterans…[and] a profound meditation on the human spirit.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Jonathan Evison

Author Bio: Jonathan Evison

Jonathan Evison is the author of several books, including All About Lulu, which won the Washington State Book Award.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English