The Dependents by Katharine Dion audiobook

The Dependents

By Katharine Dion
Read by Robert Fass

Little, Brown & Company
8.26 Hours 1
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A wise and lyrical debut novel about a new widower confronting the truth about his long marriage. After the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene is haunted by the fear that their marriage was not all it appeared to be. Alongside Ed and Gayle Donnelly, friends since college days, he tries to resurrect happy memories of the times the two couples shared, raising their children in a small New Hampshire town and vacationing together at a lake house every summer. Meanwhile, his daughter, Dary, challenges not only his happy version of the past but also his view of Maida. As a long-standing rift between them deepens, Gene starts to understand how unknown his daughter is to him—and how enigmatic his wife was as well. And a lingering suspicion seizes his mind that could upend everything he thought he knew. Katharine Dion’s assured debut moves seamlessly between Gene’s present-day journey and the long history of a marriage and friendship. Rich and wonderfully alive, The Dependents is the most moving kind of drama, an intimate glance into the expanse of family life and the way we must all eventually bridge the chasm between what we want to believe and what we know to be true.

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A wise and lyrical debut novel about a new widower confronting the truth about his long marriage.

After the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene is haunted by the fear that their marriage was not all it appeared to be. Alongside Ed and Gayle Donnelly, friends since college days, he tries to resurrect happy memories of the times the two couples shared, raising their children in a small New Hampshire town and vacationing together at a lake house every summer. Meanwhile, his daughter, Dary, challenges not only his happy version of the past but also his view of Maida. As a long-standing rift between them deepens, Gene starts to understand how unknown his daughter is to him—and how enigmatic his wife was as well. And a lingering suspicion seizes his mind that could upend everything he thought he knew.

Katharine Dion’s assured debut moves seamlessly between Gene’s present-day journey and the long history of a marriage and friendship. Rich and wonderfully alive, The Dependents is the most moving kind of drama, an intimate glance into the expanse of family life and the way we must all eventually bridge the chasm between what we want to believe and what we know to be true.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A beautiful story of communication and commitment.” Publishers Weekly
“The Dependents is a deeply satisfying examination of the gulf between what we want to believe and the truth, and readers will be eager for more from Dion.” Booklist (starred review)
“The Dependents is…a masterly portrait of grief written by an author of enormous sensitivity and insight.” Nathan Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Nix
“This richly textured family drama is a marvel of a novel. With great subtlety and tact, it evokes the love, devotion, and sadness that bind a grieving father to his troubled daughter. The Dependents is one of the best debut novels I’ve read in years, and a very auspicious one.” Adam Haslett, author of Imagine Me Gone
“The Dependents is a fine debut, full of intelligent writing and free of the canine desire to please that afflicts so much contemporary writing.” Jeffrey Eugenides, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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Author Bio: Katharine Dion

Author Bio: Katharine Dion

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English