A Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler audiobook

A Small Hotel

By Robert Olen Butler
Read by Robert Olen Butler

Dreamscape 9780802119872
6.00 Hours Unabridged
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Setin contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, A Small Hotel follows the lives ofMichael and Kelly Hays, a couple of the brink of divorce. On the day the Haysare due in court to finalize their separation, Kelly drives from her home inPensacola and across the panhandle to New Orleans. She checks into room 303 atthe Olivier House in the city’s French Quarter, the hotel where she and Michaelfell in love, and where she must now contemplate a startling decision that willhold devastating consequences for her family, including her nineteen-year-olddaughter. Butlermasterfully weaves scenes of the present with memories from the viewpoints ofboth Michael and Kelly, scenes that span two decades, taking the reader back tocritical moments in the couple’s relationship and revealing a passionate lovetragically undone by miscommunication and insecurity.

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Summary

Summary

Setin contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, A Small Hotel follows the lives ofMichael and Kelly Hays, a couple of the brink of divorce. On the day the Haysare due in court to finalize their separation, Kelly drives from her home inPensacola and across the panhandle to New Orleans. She checks into room 303 atthe Olivier House in the city’s French Quarter, the hotel where she and Michaelfell in love, and where she must now contemplate a startling decision that willhold devastating consequences for her family, including her nineteen-year-olddaughter.

Butlermasterfully weaves scenes of the present with memories from the viewpoints ofboth Michael and Kelly, scenes that span two decades, taking the reader back tocritical moments in the couple’s relationship and revealing a passionate lovetragically undone by miscommunication and insecurity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A sleek, erotic, and suspenseful drama…Butler executes a plot twist of profound proportions in this gorgeously controlled, unnerving, and beautifully revealing tale of the consequences of emotional withholding.” Booklist (starred review)
“From each spouse’s point of view we witness the feelings that didn’t break the surface at the time, but never went away.” New York Times
“With mesmerizing detail, Butler excavates layers of memory and illuminates moments of both tenderness and alienation.” New Yorker
“A deliciously, unapologetically romantic novel…Butler’s empathetic, precise writing flirts with melodrama but never feels hackneyed. In less skillful hands, this story would be a guilty pleasure. Instead, it’s just a pleasure.” O Magazine

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Author Bio: Robert Olen Butler

Author Bio: Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler is the author of more than ten novels and three story collections. In addition to a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 and a National Magazine Award in 2001 and 2005, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction and an NEA grant, as well as the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English