Gigolo by Edna Ferber audiobook

Gigolo

By Edna Ferber
Read by Joe Barrett , Gabrielle de Cuir , and Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing
7.30 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
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A beautifully crafted collection of eight short stories by Edna Ferber In Gigolo, Edna Ferber delves into the minds of eight diverse characters from all walks and stages of life: a handsome, oft-pursued mechanic who finds himself falling in love; a new widower who moves into the home of his son and daughter-in-law; a wounded pilot who discovers his family fortune has disappeared during the war and is reduced to making a living as a gigolo in Paris; a Broadway comedienne who is forced to reconsider her career options as she approaches the age of forty; an aspirational inventor who gets more than he bargained for when he marries a “home girl” whom he assumed would support his aspirations but ultimately furthers her own; a camping supply clerk who fancies himself a rugged outdoors man when in reality he has never traveled beyond Manhattan; a matriarch who grapples with turning sixty and managing her responsibilities to her grown children; and a young woman from Oklahoma who longs to escape her small town and discovers leaving home is hard to do. Gigolo is a stirring collection from a bestselling and beloved chronicler of American working people. Full contents: “The Afternoon of a Faun” “Old Man Minick” “Gigolo” “Not a Day Over Twenty-One” “Home Girl” “Ain’t Nature Wonderful!” “The Sudden Sixties” “If I Should Ever Travel!”

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A beautifully crafted collection of eight short stories by Edna Ferber

In Gigolo, Edna Ferber delves into the minds of eight diverse characters from all walks and stages of life: a handsome, oft-pursued mechanic who finds himself falling in love; a new widower who moves into the home of his son and daughter-in-law; a wounded pilot who discovers his family fortune has disappeared during the war and is reduced to making a living as a gigolo in Paris; a Broadway comedienne who is forced to reconsider her career options as she approaches the age of forty; an aspirational inventor who gets more than he bargained for when he marries a “home girl” whom he assumed would support his aspirations but ultimately furthers her own; a camping supply clerk who fancies himself a rugged outdoors man when in reality he has never traveled beyond Manhattan; a matriarch who grapples with turning sixty and managing her responsibilities to her grown children; and a young woman from Oklahoma who longs to escape her small town and discovers leaving home is hard to do.

Gigolo is a stirring collection from a bestselling and beloved chronicler of American working people.

Full contents:

“The Afternoon of a Faun”
“Old Man Minick”
“Gigolo”
“Not a Day Over Twenty-One”
“Home Girl”
“Ain’t Nature Wonderful!”
“The Sudden Sixties”
“If I Should Ever Travel!”

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Author Bio: Edna Ferber

Author Bio: Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber (1885–1968) was a novelist, short-story writer, and playwright whose work served as the inspiration for numerous Broadway plays and Hollywood films, including Show Boat, Cimarron, Giant, Saratoga Trunk, and Ice Palace. She co-wrote the plays The Royal Family, Dinner at Eight, and Stage Door with George S. Kaufman and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1925 for her novel So Big.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 7.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English