Four by Four by Sara Mesa audiobook

Four by Four

By Sara Mesa
Translated by Katie Whittemore
Read by Jennifer Jill Araya  and Timothy Andrés Pabon

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7.15 Hours 1
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Set entirely at Wybrany College—a school where the wealthy keep their kids safe from the chaos erupting in the cities—Four by Four is a novel of insinuation and gossip, in which the truth about Wybrany's "program" is always palpable, but never explicit. The mysteries populating the novel open with the disappearance of one of the "special," scholarship students. As the first part unfolds, it becomes clear that all is not well in Wybrany, and that something more sordid lurks beneath the surface. In the second part—a diary written by an imposter who has infiltrated the school as a substitute teacher—the eerie sense of what's happening in this space removed from society, becomes even more acute and sinister. An exploration of the relationship between the powerful and powerless—and the repetition of these patterns—Mesa's "sophisticated nightmare" calls to mind great works of gothic literature (think Shirley Jackson) and social thrillers to create a unique, unsettling view of freedom and how a fear of the outside world can create monsters.

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Summary

Finalist for the Herralde Prize

Set entirely at Wybrany College—a school where the wealthy keep their kids safe from the chaos erupting in the cities—Four by Four is a novel of insinuation and gossip, in which the truth about Wybrany's "program" is always palpable, but never explicit. The mysteries populating the novel open with the disappearance of one of the "special," scholarship students. As the first part unfolds, it becomes clear that all is not well in Wybrany, and that something more sordid lurks beneath the surface.

In the second part—a diary written by an imposter who has infiltrated the school as a substitute teacher—the eerie sense of what's happening in this space removed from society, becomes even more acute and sinister.

An exploration of the relationship between the powerful and powerless—and the repetition of these patterns—Mesa's "sophisticated nightmare" calls to mind great works of gothic literature (think Shirley Jackson) and social thrillers to create a unique, unsettling view of freedom and how a fear of the outside world can create monsters.

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Editorial Reviews

“A meticulously constructed and chilling study of desire and influence.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Sara Mesa

Author Bio: Sara Mesa

Sara Mesa is the author of several works of fiction, including Scar, winner of the Ojo Critico Prize; Four by Four, finalist for the Herralde Prize; An Invisible Fire, winner of the Premio Malaga de Novela; and Cara de Pan. Her works have been translated into more than ten different languages, and she has been widely praised for her concise, sharp writing style.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English