Approaching the Speed of Light by Victoria Lustbader audiobook

Approaching the Speed of Light: A Novel

By Victoria Lustbader
Read by Stephen R. Thorne

Blackstone Publishing 9780765334909
10.90 Hours Unabridged
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A heartbreaking tale of pain, love, and redemption set inNew York City Approaching the Speed of Light is a story of tragedyand triumph, fragility and strength. Victoria Lustbader’s brave narrativeshines a powerful light on the lasting damage caused by childhood demons thatcan prevent a life from blossoming, on the relationships needed in order toovercome them, and on one man’s attempt to solve the elusive puzzle of truehappiness. Until he was nine years old, when he was adopted into aloving family, Jody was a little boy whose only experience of love was apainful, twisted hell. Now, two decades later, he moves from one woman toanother, pointedly avoiding love—the thing he wants most but has never knownhow to give or take. Jody trusts only his wise and faithful dog Einstein totruly understand him and the darkness that haunts his life even in the brightlight of a summer’s day. A chance meeting with Tess, an elderly woman stillmourning her long-dead son, sends Jody on a journey back to the torturedmemories buried deep below his scars. Tess brings Jody together with EllaLandreth and her shy young son, Evan. These people grow to need one another farmore than any of them could have ever imagined.

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Summary

Summary

A heartbreaking tale of pain, love, and redemption set inNew York City

Approaching the Speed of Light is a story of tragedyand triumph, fragility and strength. Victoria Lustbader’s brave narrativeshines a powerful light on the lasting damage caused by childhood demons thatcan prevent a life from blossoming, on the relationships needed in order toovercome them, and on one man’s attempt to solve the elusive puzzle of truehappiness.

Until he was nine years old, when he was adopted into aloving family, Jody was a little boy whose only experience of love was apainful, twisted hell. Now, two decades later, he moves from one woman toanother, pointedly avoiding love—the thing he wants most but has never knownhow to give or take. Jody trusts only his wise and faithful dog Einstein totruly understand him and the darkness that haunts his life even in the brightlight of a summer’s day.

A chance meeting with Tess, an elderly woman stillmourning her long-dead son, sends Jody on a journey back to the torturedmemories buried deep below his scars. Tess brings Jody together with EllaLandreth and her shy young son, Evan. These people grow to need one another farmore than any of them could have ever imagined.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lustbader crafts a beautiful novel about surviving tragedy and overcoming defeat, even when life’s demons almost seem indestructible.” Booklist
“Lustbader…nails the mental and physical horrors of living without love, approval, or basic comforts…Few will fail to be moved by the child’s plight.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Victoria Lustbader

Author Bio: Victoria Lustbader

Victoria Lustbader, a former book editor, is the author of the novels Hidden and Stone Creek. As an editor she worked with such authors as Ursula LeGuin, Harlan Ellison, and Robert Silverberg. She divides her time between New York City, where she was born and raised, and Southampton, New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English