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Browse audiobooks by Amity Gaige, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us
Die Havarie einer Ehe, ein Segeltörn in der Karibik. Mit großem erzählerischem Geschick entfaltet Amity Gaige ein nautisches und menschliches Drama. Juliet arbeitet an ihrer Dissertation und lebt mit den beiden Kindern und ihrem Mann Michael ein Vorstadtleben. Michael gelingt es, sie für seinen großen Traum zu begeistern: ein Jahr auf hoher See auf einer Segelyacht zu verbringen. Atemlos steuern wir mit der vierköpfigen Familie in der Karibik dem dramatischen Finale entgegen.Show more
The external lives of Clark, a high school guidance counselor, and Charlotte, a bookkeeper, are utterly ordinary, but their interior lives are as bold and complex as abstract paintings colored by imagined possibilities, childhood joys and, more darkly, by deeply buried fears. When Clark rescues a young boy from drowning, a chain of events-some comic, some harrowing-is set in motion, revealing the fault lines of the couple's marriage and individual psyches. Amity Gaige is a consummate stylist. Her every sentence contains a tiny world-marrying striking images to deep, soulful ideas in perfectly concise fashion.Show more
A lyrical and deeply affecting novel recounting the seven days a father spends on the road with his daughter after kidnapping her during a parental visit. Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder-a first-generation East German immigrant-adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in, a fateful white lie that will set him on an improbable and ultimately tragic course. SCHRODER relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter, Meadow, in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is. From a correctional facility, Eric surveys the course of his life to understand-and maybe even explain-his behavior: the painful separation from his mother in childhood; a harrowing escape to America with his taciturn father; a romance that withered under a shadow of lies; and his proudest moments and greatest regrets as a flawed but loving father. Alternately lovesick and ecstatic, Amity Gaige's deftly imagined novel offers a profound meditation on history and fatherhood, and the many identities we take on in our lives--those we are born with and those we construct for ourselves.Show more
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