An Unfinished Season by Ward Just audiobook

An Unfinished Season: A Novel

By Ward Just
Read by William Dufris

Blackstone Publishing
9.76 Hours Unabridged
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An Unfinished Season captures the postwar moment of the 1950s, a time of rabid anti-communism, worker unrest, and government corruption, when the modern world lay just over the horizon. On the margins of Chicago’s North Shore, nineteen-year-old Wilson Ravan watches as his father’s life unravels. Gruff, unapproachable Teddy Ravan is confronting a strike and even death threats from union members who work at his printing business. Wilson, in the summer before college, finds himself straddling three worlds: the newsroom, where he has landed a coveted job as a rookie reporter, and where his colleagues find class struggle at the heart of every issue; the whirl of glittering North Shore debutante parties where he spends his nights; and the growing cold war between his parents at home. These worlds collide when he falls in love with the willful daughter of a renowned psychiatrist with a frightful past in World War II. With unparalleled grace, Ward Just brings Wilson’s circle to radiant life. Through his finely wrought portraits of a father and son, young lovers, and newsroom dramas, Just also stirringly depicts an American political era.

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Summary

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A 2005 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Fiction

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

One of the 2004 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

An Unfinished Season captures the postwar moment of the 1950s, a time of rabid anti-communism, worker unrest, and government corruption, when the modern world lay just over the horizon.

On the margins of Chicago’s North Shore, nineteen-year-old Wilson Ravan watches as his father’s life unravels. Gruff, unapproachable Teddy Ravan is confronting a strike and even death threats from union members who work at his printing business. Wilson, in the summer before college, finds himself straddling three worlds: the newsroom, where he has landed a coveted job as a rookie reporter, and where his colleagues find class struggle at the heart of every issue; the whirl of glittering North Shore debutante parties where he spends his nights; and the growing cold war between his parents at home. These worlds collide when he falls in love with the willful daughter of a renowned psychiatrist with a frightful past in World War II.

With unparalleled grace, Ward Just brings Wilson’s circle to radiant life. Through his finely wrought portraits of a father and son, young lovers, and newsroom dramas, Just also stirringly depicts an American political era.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A brilliant novel by Ward Just, whose writing is elegant and powerful…the book seems to fly by. Dufris demonstrates a gift for dialogue…[his] reading is both understated and highly effective.” AudioFile

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English