Duplex by Kathryn Davis audiobook

Duplex: A Novel

By Kathryn Davis
Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

Blackstone Publishing 9781555976538
6.08 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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Mary and Eddie are meant for each other―but love is no guarantee, not in these suburbs. Like all children, they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent, and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock. Meanwhile, ominous rumors circulate, and the increasing agitation of the neighbors points to a future in which all will be lost. Soon a sorcerer’s car will speed down Mary’s street, and as past and future fold into each other, the resonant parenthesis of her girlhood will close forever. Beyond is adulthood, a world of robots and sorcerers, slaves and masters, bodies without souls. In Duplex, Kathryn Davis, whom the Chicago Tribune has called “one of the most inventive novelists at work today,” has created a coming-of-age story like no other. Once you enter the duplex―that magical hinge between past and future, human and robot, space and time―there’s no telling where you might come out.

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Summary

Mary and Eddie are meant for each other―but love is no guarantee, not in these suburbs. Like all children, they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent, and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock. Meanwhile, ominous rumors circulate, and the increasing agitation of the neighbors points to a future in which all will be lost. Soon a sorcerer’s car will speed down Mary’s street, and as past and future fold into each other, the resonant parenthesis of her girlhood will close forever. Beyond is adulthood, a world of robots and sorcerers, slaves and masters, bodies without souls.

In Duplex, Kathryn Davis, whom the Chicago Tribune has called “one of the most inventive novelists at work today,” has created a coming-of-age story like no other. Once you enter the duplex―that magical hinge between past and future, human and robot, space and time―there’s no telling where you might come out.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intricately fashioned, wryly stylized, through-the-looking-glass novel of forewarning about the essence of being human, endangered souls and “ancestral memory,” and how stories keep us afloat.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Kathryn Davis

Author Bio: Kathryn Davis

Kathryn Davis is an award-winning American novelist. She is a recipient of the Kafka Prize, both the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award (1999) and the Katherine Anne Porter Award (2016) from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction in 2006. Davis is senior fiction writer on the faculty of the writing program at Washington University in St. Louis; she lives in Montpelier, Vermont.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English